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Edward Kienholz, ‘Sleepy's Hollow with Handle and Wheels’, Christie's
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Edward Kienholz

Sleepy's Hollow with Handle and Wheels

Metal, wicker basket, wire, light bulbs and fabric
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Edward Kienholz (1927-1994)

Sleepy's Hollow with Handle and Wheels

metal, wicker basket, wire, …

Edward Kienholz (1927-1994)

Sleepy's Hollow with Handle and Wheels

metal, wicker basket, wire, light bulbs and fabric

29 x 27 3/4 x 60 in. (73.6 x 70.4 x 152.4 cm.)

Executed in 1962.

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Sleepy's Hollow with Handle and Wheels
Edward Kienholz
American, 1927–1994
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A prominent figure in Los Angeles’s art scene, Ed Kienholz produced rough-hewn wooden relief paintings in his early career (that he painted with a broom), before going on to make his better-known large-scale tableaux and sculptures—for which he constructed objects and scavenged items from the streets of LA. Kienholz’s installation work, The Back Seat Dodge ’38 (1964), was first exhibited in LA in 1966 when it scandalized the county supervisors, who labeled it as “revolting, pornographic, and blasphemous” and requested the closure of the exhibition. The life-size tableau depicted two youths copulating on the back seat of a car, a sexual experience that Kienholz and others maintained was common in California, where social proprieties had not caught up with evolving technologies. Becoming increasingly three-dimensional and figurative throughout his career, Kienholz’s work offered unflinching critiques of modern society, including issues of race. Kienholz opened the famed Ferus Gallery with Walter Hopps in 1957, and the same gallery housed the artist’s first solo exhibition.

Edward Kienholz, ‘Sleepy's Hollow with Handle and Wheels’, Christie's
Edward Kienholz, ‘Sleepy's Hollow with Handle and Wheels’, Christie's
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About the work
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Edward Kienholz (1927-1994)

Sleepy's Hollow with Handle and Wheels

metal, wicker basket, wire, …

Edward Kienholz (1927-1994)

Sleepy's Hollow with Handle and Wheels

metal, wicker basket, wire, light bulbs and fabric

29 x 27 3/4 x 60 in. (73.6 x 70.4 x 152.4 cm.)

Executed in 1962.

Signature
Sleepy's Hollow with Handle and Wheels
Edward Kienholz
American, 1927–1994
Follow

A prominent figure in Los Angeles’s art scene, Ed Kienholz produced rough-hewn wooden relief paintings in his early career (that he painted with a broom), before going on to make his better-known large-scale tableaux and sculptures—for which he constructed objects and scavenged items from the streets of LA. Kienholz’s installation work, The Back Seat Dodge ’38 (1964), was first exhibited in LA in 1966 when it scandalized the county supervisors, who labeled it as “revolting, pornographic, and blasphemous” and requested the closure of the exhibition. The life-size tableau depicted two youths copulating on the back seat of a car, a sexual experience that Kienholz and others maintained was common in California, where social proprieties had not caught up with evolving technologies. Becoming increasingly three-dimensional and figurative throughout his career, Kienholz’s work offered unflinching critiques of modern society, including issues of race. Kienholz opened the famed Ferus Gallery with Walter Hopps in 1957, and the same gallery housed the artist’s first solo exhibition.

Edward Kienholz

Sleepy's Hollow with Handle and Wheels

Metal, wicker basket, wire, light bulbs and fabric
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