Philip Hanson, ‘Wirsum Mask For Hanson Mask and Hanson Mask For Wirsum Mask’, 1974, Hindman
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Wirsum Mask For Hanson Mask and Hanson Mask For Wirsum Mask, 1974

Acrylic on papier mache
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Hindman

Largest: 15 x 11 1/2 inches.

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Sculpture
Philip Hanson
American, b. 1943
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An important figure in the Chicago Imagist circle of the 1960s, Philip Hanson draws on Surrealism, as well as his studies in poetry and architecture, creating paintings of mysterious spaces. His “Shadow” series from the late 1960s, with loosely rendered figures whose faces, obscured by household objects, cast similarly obstructed shadows, elicits comparisons with Magritte. His recent work features bold colors and language, often quoting poets such as Emily Dickinson, Shakespeare, and William Carlos Williams. Hanson molds words into shapes and architectural forms, weaving them into the formalist vocabulary of his paintings while exploiting their ability to lure viewers into the surreal spaces of his picture planes.

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Largest: 15 x 11 1/2 inches.

Medium
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Philip Hanson
American, b. 1943
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An important figure in the Chicago Imagist circle of the 1960s, Philip Hanson draws on Surrealism, as well as his studies in poetry and architecture, creating paintings of mysterious spaces. His “Shadow” series from the late 1960s, with loosely rendered figures whose faces, obscured by household objects, cast similarly obstructed shadows, elicits comparisons with Magritte. His recent work features bold colors and language, often quoting poets such as Emily Dickinson, Shakespeare, and William Carlos Williams. Hanson molds words into shapes and architectural forms, weaving them into the formalist vocabulary of his paintings while exploiting their ability to lure viewers into the surreal spaces of his picture planes.

Wirsum Mask For Hanson Mask and Hanson Mask For Wirsum Mask, 1974

Acrylic on papier mache
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