Smile Pretty
Smile Pretty
Smile Pretty
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Smile Pretty

Original / Limited Edition prints


Print only, without a frame

Black frame

Square profile solid wood frame coated with black lacquer

White frame

Square profile solid wood frame coated with white lacquer

Walnut frame

Square profile solid wood frame with natural wood finish
Original medium: Oil on Canvas
Print medium: Hahnemuhle photo rag fine art paper
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Description +-

Smile Pretty depicts a phrase so many women and girls have heard all their lives, despite the onslaught of sexual, physical, and emotional violations they endure. The text behind this woman includes some of the phrases women endure on a daily basis. The painting textually and visually pushes the need for society to reach gender equity. Referencing public and private harassment and violence, Shapiro renders a striking image that will be found to be both parts shocking and relatable.

Artist +-

CJ Shapiro 

As a member of the LGBTQIA community, as an outspoken feminist, and as a Jewish woman who has experienced discrimination and antisemitism, CJ Shapiro uses her work to highlight social conditions that undermine individual liberty and agency. Her work grapples with issues including violence against women and children, sexual abuse, sexuality, race, and gender. Shapiro’s paintings viscerally expose the impact of, and adaptation to, a society that denies its own exclusion, oppression, and exploitation.

Born and raised in New York City, Caren Jo Shapiro is a visual artist, a psychotherapist, and the co-founder of Endangered Bodies. She holds a Masters in Fine Arts, a Masters in Social Work, and a Postgraduate Therapy Degree specialising in eating disorders. Recent exhibitions include “May I …” at StartaArta in New York, NY and Art for Social Change: DISSENT at Oak Park Art League in Chicago, IL.

Donation +-

Based on our agreement with the artist, 15% of the pre-VAT price excluding frames will be donated to support the social movement. Donation will be given to support the National Network of Abortion Funds.

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