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George Segal

The Dry Cleaning Store, 1973

Screenprint on paper record cover with record
7 × 7 in
17.8 × 17.8 cm
Edition of 300
This is part of a limited edition set.
Under $1,000
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About the work
Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.
New York
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Original portfolio sleeve with the artist's name printed in block letters on Cranes Bond No. 1 …

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Original portfolio sleeve with the artist's name printed in block letters on Cranes Bond No. 1 paper.

Publisher: Experiments in Art & Technology, publisher; Styria Studio printer

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Signature
Signed “G Segal” and numbered on the verso Stamped in black on verso "© Copyright 1973 By George Segal Printed At Styria Studio"
Publisher
Experiments in Art and Technology
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.”

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About the work
Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.
New York
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Original portfolio sleeve with the artist's name printed in block letters on Cranes Bond No. 1 …

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Original portfolio sleeve with the artist's name printed in block letters on Cranes Bond No. 1 paper.

Publisher: Experiments in Art & Technology, publisher; Styria Studio printer

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed “G Segal” and numbered on the verso Stamped in black on verso "© Copyright 1973 By George Segal Printed At Styria Studio"
Publisher
Experiments in Art and Technology
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

The Dry Cleaning Store, 1973

Screenprint on paper record cover with record
7 × 7 in
17.8 × 17.8 cm
Edition of 300
This is part of a limited edition set.
Under $1,000
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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