George Segal, ‘Girl on a Chair’, 1970, Sculpture, Plaster and painted wood, Seraphin Gallery
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George Segal

Girl on a Chair, 1970

Plaster and painted wood
36 × 24 × 11 7/8 in
91.4 × 61 × 30.2 cm
$7,500
Location
Philadelphia, New York City
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Seraphin Gallery
Philadelphia, New York City
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Signed, titled and numbered, 110/150 on plaque
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George Segal
American, 1924–2000
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Whether portraying modern couples sitting in a park (Gay Liberation, 1980), or a biblical family’s unfolding drama (Abraham’s Farewell to Ishmael, 1987), George Segal’s life-size human figures express the fragility of the human condition. Hyperrealism, achieved by making full-body casts of live models using plaster bandages, renders the figures familiar and emotionally resonant. As such, Segal has been seen by some to have rejected the cool calculations of Pop art, despite being considered a prominent exponent of the movement for his casual depictions of contemporary culture and everyday situations. Yet, covered in bright primary colors or whitewash, Segal’s figures emanate an otherworldly strangeness, prompting New York Times critic Roberta Smith to describe them as “emotionally confounding.”

George Segal, ‘Girl on a Chair’, 1970, Sculpture, Plaster and painted wood, Seraphin Gallery
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About the work
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Seraphin Gallery
Philadelphia, New York City
Medium
Signature
Signed, titled and numbered, 110/150 on plaque
Price ranges of sculptures by George Segal
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$0–$20,000
This work
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$420,000+
George Segal
American, 1924–2000
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Whether portraying modern couples sitting in a park (Gay Liberation, 1980), or a biblical family’s unfolding drama (Abraham’s Farewell to Ishmael, 1987), George Segal’s life-size human figures express the fragility of the human condition. Hyperrealism, achieved by making full-body casts of live models using plaster bandages, renders the figures familiar and emotionally resonant. As such, Segal has been seen by some to have rejected the cool calculations of Pop art, despite being considered a prominent exponent of the movement for his casual depictions of contemporary culture and everyday situations. Yet, covered in bright primary colors or whitewash, Segal’s figures emanate an otherworldly strangeness, prompting New York Times critic Roberta Smith to describe them as “emotionally confounding.”

George Segal

Girl on a Chair, 1970

Plaster and painted wood
36 × 24 × 11 7/8 in
91.4 × 61 × 30.2 cm
$7,500
Location
Philadelphia, New York City
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