Sphinx (print) - Huiping Yang
Limited edition print of the famous sphinx which resides in Freud's famous study.
The sphinx became a major symbol in the oeuvre of Sigmund Freud as it is crucial in the mythical story of Oedipus. In the tale, the sphinx stopped Oedipus in his tracks and asks him to solve a riddle: What walks on two legs in the morning, three legs in the afternoon and four legs at night? If he failed, the sphinx threatened to eat him. But Oedipus answers correctly: Man.
The sphinx - the hybrid of animal and woman - represents femininity and sexuality in Greek mythology.
Huiping Yang is a young painter based in London. She graduated from Wimbledon College of Art and is currently completing her MA at Central Saint Martin's, University of the Arts London. She has worked closely with the Freud Museum for many years and has produced a number of artworks for the Freud Museum Shop.
Paper size: 20.5cm x 15cm
Image size: 15cm x 10.5cm
Lithograph print on Velin Arches 300 gsm
Limited edition out of 90.