Standing Figure

Standing Figure

1981
Artist
Magdalena Abakanowicz, Polish, 1930-
Born: Poland
Country
Poland
Object
sculpture
Medium
Resin and sand on burlap
Accession Number
1985.364
Credit Line
Neusteter Textile Collection: 1985 Collectors' Choice

Magdalena Abakanowicz (Polish), Standing Figure, 1981. Resin and sand on burlap. Neusteter Textile Collection at the Denver Art Museum: 1985 Collectors' Choice, 1985.364.

 

 

Dimensions
height: 65 in, 165.1000 cm
Department
Avenir Institute of Textile Arts and Fashion
Collection
Textile Arts and Fashion-Contemporary
From the mid-1960s to mid-1970s, Abakanowicz created her eponymous Abakans: enormous, roughly textured art forms that were a combination of weaving, sculpture, and environmental experience. Standing Figure is an example of the figurative sculpture she has explored over the ensuing decades in various media. A human form appears to metamorphose from--or dissolve into--the seemingly unstable and unlikely materials of burlap and sand.
Known Provenance
Purchased November 1985 from the artist Magdalena Abakanowicz [Poland, b. 1930] by the Denver Art Museum
Exhibition History
  • "No Boundaries: Art + Fiber," November 6, 2004 - July 10, 2005 (DAM)
  • "Sleight of Hand," April 9, 2011 - November 25, 2012 (DAM)

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