Legs I

Legs I

1974
Artist
Norma Minkowitz, American, 1937-
Born: New York, NY
Work Locations: United States
Country
United States
sculpture
Crocheted cotton over plastic
Neusteter Textile Collection: Acquired by exchange
2007.1
Norma Minkowitz (American). Legs I. 1974. Crocheted cotton over plastic. Neusteter Textile Collection: Acquired by exchange. 2007.1.
Dimensions
height: 5 1/2 in, 13.9700 cm; diameter: 5 1/2 in, 13.9700 cm
Department
Textile Art and Fashion
Collection
Textile Art and Fashion-Contemporary
A visual pun, Legs I echoes the L’eggs-brand pantyhose concept of leg and egg together. Minkowitz started with the egg-shaped pantyhose holder and then covered it with numerous tiny crocheted legs.
Known Provenance
Purchased February 2007 from Bellas Artes Ltd., [Santa Fe, NM] by the Denver Art Museum
Exhibition History
  • "Debut: Textile Art Acquisitions," March 17 - November 25, 2007 (DAM)
  • "Sleight of Hand," April 9, 2011 - 2012 (DAM)