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Meg Cranston

Hue Saturation Value (Full Spectrum), 2018

Oil on canvas
60 × 45 × 1 1/2 in
152.4 × 114.3 × 3.8 cm
This is a unique work.
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Los Angeles
About the work
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Hand-signed by artist, Signed verso.
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Hue Saturation Value
Meg Cranston
American, b. 1960
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Conceptual artist Meg Cranston creates sculptures and installations with an air of whimsy that often belies the symbolism and deeper implications of the ideas she explores. Her works frequently seem lighthearted—for The Complete Works of Jane Austen (1991), she filled a large weather balloon with all the air necessary to read Austen’s entire oeuvre out loud—while other pieces carry more serious references. Magical Death (2007), a display of piñatas fashioned to look like Cranston herself, fused a comical conceit with an implied portrayal of the artist as martyr—to be bashed with sticks as the piñatas would be. Other installation pieces evoke similarly personal themes: for Keep Same Over (1989) she displayed all of her personal belongings in a gallery space, while for One of Each (1990) she exhibited 150 doll figures, catalogued in an inscrutable checklist.

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About the work
Exhibition history
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Painting
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed verso.
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Series
Hue Saturation Value
Meg Cranston
American, b. 1960
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Conceptual artist Meg Cranston creates sculptures and installations with an air of whimsy that often belies the symbolism and deeper implications of the ideas she explores. Her works frequently seem lighthearted—for The Complete Works of Jane Austen (1991), she filled a large weather balloon with all the air necessary to read Austen’s entire oeuvre out loud—while other pieces carry more serious references. Magical Death (2007), a display of piñatas fashioned to look like Cranston herself, fused a comical conceit with an implied portrayal of the artist as martyr—to be bashed with sticks as the piñatas would be. Other installation pieces evoke similarly personal themes: for Keep Same Over (1989) she displayed all of her personal belongings in a gallery space, while for One of Each (1990) she exhibited 150 doll figures, catalogued in an inscrutable checklist.

Meg Cranston

Hue Saturation Value (Full Spectrum), 2018

Oil on canvas
60 × 45 × 1 1/2 in
152.4 × 114.3 × 3.8 cm
This is a unique work.
Sold
location
Los Angeles
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