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Betye Saar

Sock it to Em', 2011

Mixed media assemblage
location
Milan, Venice, Milano, Miami
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Fondazione Prada
Milan, Venice, +2 more
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Photo Robert Wedemeyer

Photo Robert Wedemeyer

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Courtesy Roberts and Tilton
Betye Saar
American, b. 1926
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Inspired by Joseph Cornell’s assemblages and Simon Rodia’s Los Angeles monuments, the Watts Towers …

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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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Fondazione Prada
Milan, Venice, +2 more
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Photo Robert Wedemeyer

Photo Robert Wedemeyer

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Courtesy Roberts and Tilton
Betye Saar
American, b. 1926
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Inspired by Joseph Cornell’s assemblages and Simon Rodia’s Los Angeles monuments, the Watts Towers …

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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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Betye Saar

Sock it to Em', 2011

Mixed media assemblage
location
Milan, Venice, Milano, Miami
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