Liliana Porter, ‘The Unending Story (Historia sin fin)’, 1980, Blanton Museum of Art
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Liliana Porter

The Unending Story (Historia sin fin), 1980

Acrylic, silkscreen, drawing, and collage on canvas
62 1/5 × 84 1/2 in
158 × 214.7 cm
Permanent collection
Location
Austin
About the work
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Courtesy Blanton Museum of Art
Liliana Porter
Argentine, b. 1941
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Liliana Porter produces prints, drawings, paintings, photography, video works, and installations that dabble in the absurd. Porter juxtaposes figurines of popular cultural icons, children’s toys, and other kitsch objects in surreal compositions, so that unlikely relationships emerge—to unsettling or fantastical effect. In her photograph Dialogue with Penguin (1999), for example, a toy penguin converses with a bust of Christ. Porter cites René Magritte as a major influence, and her works reveal a sense of wry humor that reflects that of the famous Belgian Surrealist.

Liliana Porter, ‘The Unending Story (Historia sin fin)’, 1980, Blanton Museum of Art
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About the work
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Courtesy Blanton Museum of Art
Liliana Porter
Argentine, b. 1941
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Liliana Porter produces prints, drawings, paintings, photography, video works, and installations that dabble in the absurd. Porter juxtaposes figurines of popular cultural icons, children’s toys, and other kitsch objects in surreal compositions, so that unlikely relationships emerge—to unsettling or fantastical effect. In her photograph Dialogue with Penguin (1999), for example, a toy penguin converses with a bust of Christ. Porter cites René Magritte as a major influence, and her works reveal a sense of wry humor that reflects that of the famous Belgian Surrealist.

Liliana Porter

The Unending Story (Historia sin fin), 1980

Acrylic, silkscreen, drawing, and collage on canvas
62 1/5 × 84 1/2 in
158 × 214.7 cm
Permanent collection
Location
Austin
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