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Lethal Weapons: Silencer, 1994

Mixed-media assemblage with artist's HIV infected blood
16 × 15 × 3 1/2 in
40.6 × 38.1 × 8.9 cm
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Barton Lidice Benes
American, 1942–2012
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In a darker continuation of Joseph Cornell’s Shadow Boxes, Barton Lidice Benes produced reliquaries …

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In a darker continuation of Joseph Cornell’s Shadow Boxes, Barton Lidice Benes produced reliquaries containing the likes of Shirley Temple’s dollhouse, Alec Baldwin’s jockstrap, a fragment of an Egyptian pyramid, and a piece of tile from Hitler’s house. Benes called his best-known series of these intricate works …

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Barton Lidice Benes
American, 1942–2012
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In a darker continuation of Joseph Cornell’s Shadow Boxes, Barton Lidice Benes produced reliquaries …

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In a darker continuation of Joseph Cornell’s Shadow Boxes, Barton Lidice Benes produced reliquaries containing the likes of Shirley Temple’s dollhouse, Alec Baldwin’s jockstrap, a fragment of an Egyptian pyramid, and a piece of tile from Hitler’s house. Benes called his best-known series of these intricate works …

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Lethal Weapons: Silencer, 1994

Mixed-media assemblage with artist's HIV infected blood
16 × 15 × 3 1/2 in
40.6 × 38.1 × 8.9 cm
Sold
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