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In addition to receiving an academic art education, Louise Kruger was trained in shipbuilding, metal-working, and woodblock printing—a composite education that accounts in part for her blocky aesthetic and preference for wood and bronze. Like the work of William King and Marisol Escobar, Kruger’s pieces are inspired by folk art and craft; her practice also includes works in embroidery and patchwork, but she is best known for her sculptures of the human figure in motion. Kruger’s aesthetic is characterized by a simplified approach to depicting and suggesting the body’s postures: in Untitled (Small White Figure), for example, a single notch evokes an anatomical break in the torso. Her practice subtly threads divergent styles, variously featuring sinuously rounded forms and hard geometric shapes.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2019
Louise Kruger: MenagerieBookstein Projects
2016
Louise Kruger: Political WorkBookstein Projects
2014
Louise Kruger: 1924-2013Bookstein Projects
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Untitled (Running Businessman), c. 1975

Wood, stained
18 1/2 × 8 × 11 1/2 in
47 × 20.3 × 29.2 cm
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New York
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In addition to receiving an academic art education, Louise Kruger was trained in shipbuilding, metal-working, and woodblock printing—a composite education that accounts in part for her blocky aesthetic and preference for wood and bronze. Like the work of William King and Marisol Escobar, Kruger’s pieces are inspired by folk art and craft; her practice also includes works in embroidery and patchwork, but she is best known for her sculptures of the human figure in motion. Kruger’s aesthetic is characterized by a simplified approach to depicting and suggesting the body’s postures: in Untitled (Small White Figure), for example, a single notch evokes an anatomical break in the torso. Her practice subtly threads divergent styles, variously featuring sinuously rounded forms and hard geometric shapes.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by Louise Kruger
Other works from Bookstein Projects
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