Duane Hanson’s Life-like Sculpture at the 55th Venice Biennale

The 55th International Art Exhibition, The Encyclopedic Palace
Jun 5, 2013 9:52PM

Duane Hanson created attention-grabbing, life-sized sculptural portraits of cultural types and clichés, including, perhaps most famously, the “Middle-American” tourist. Hanson’s hyperrealistic sculptures are cast from live models and typically formed in bronze or fiberglass resin. He is known for devoting meticulous attention to details like hair, veins, and the various accoutrements—clothing and ephemera—that complete his observational sculptural vignettes. Read more.

Bus Stop Lady, 1983

Photo by Francesco Galli, courtesy of la Biennale di Venezia

The 55th International Art Exhibition, The Encyclopedic Palace
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