Betye Saar
American, born 1926
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Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2016
Betye Saar: Black White,
Roberts Projects
Betye Saar: Blend,
Roberts Projects
BETYE SAAR: Uneasy Dancer,
Fondazione Prada

Inspired by Joseph Cornell’s assemblages and Simon Rodia’s Los Angeles monuments, the Watts Towers (made from found scrap materials), Betye Saar’s work mixes surreal, symbolic imagery with a folk art aesthetic. As a participant in the robust African-American Los Angeles art scene of the 1970s, Saar appropriated …

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