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LAUNCH LA
Los Angeles

Objects have in them the histories of the people
who owned them. That juju stays with objects. I am interested in
recreating objects and their juju. Initially, when I began making my
personal books, toys, and brick-a-brack I think I wanted to see what it
would look like . I wanted it to be apparent that these were things …

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Kristen Morgin’s sculptures, composed mainly of clay, exert both beauty and loss, as her subjects appear to be unearthed or abandoned objects in varying states of ruin or decay. Morgin’s remarkable ability to conjure the textures of accessible objects—such as carved wood, rusted metal, and fabric—in clay emphasizes the complexity of the present by way of the past. Her works, which include Topolino (2003), an abandoned Fiat micro car, serve as memento mori of the 20th century’s material culture.

Collected by a major museum
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Exhibitions
2020
'Have To Hold' Curated by Elizabeth Tinglof and Ashley HagenLAUNCH LA
2016
Kristen Morgin: My Best To You, Little Girl-BoyAnthony Meier Fine Arts

The Four Corners of Brad Pitt, 2018

Unfired clay, paint, ink
17 1/2 × 23 × 26 in
44.5 × 58.4 × 66 cm
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$28,000
Location
Los Angeles
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LL
LAUNCH LA
Los Angeles

Objects have in them the histories of the people
who owned them. That juju stays with objects. I am …

Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included

Kristen Morgin’s sculptures, composed mainly of clay, exert both beauty and loss, as her subjects appear to be unearthed or abandoned objects in varying states of ruin or decay. Morgin’s remarkable ability to conjure the textures of accessible objects—such as carved wood, rusted metal, and fabric—in clay emphasizes the complexity of the present by way of the past. Her works, which include Topolino (2003), an abandoned Fiat micro car, serve as memento mori of the 20th century’s material culture.

Collected by a major museum
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Exhibitions (2)
Other works from 'Have To Hold' Curated by Elizabeth Tinglof and Ashley Hagen
Other works by Kristen Morgin
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