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Lead & Ivory #22

Lead & Ivory #22

Artist: Dana Newmann (American, born 1937)
Date: 2010
Medium: Lead and ivory piano keys
Dimensions:
12 x 9 1/16 x 7/8 in. (30.5 x 23 x 2.2 cm)
Classification: Assemblage
Credit Line: Museum purchase with funds from David and Gita Kronen, 2011
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2011.30.3
Description
Dana Newmann is a visual hunter/gatherer who acquires a wide variety of found objects that are then put in dialogue with each other through collage and assemblage. Lead & Ivory #22 consists of a lead frame surrounding 19th-century ivory piano keys arranged as a reductive white-against-white grid. Newmann’s artworks invoke other collage and assemblage artists such as Kurt Schwitters, Joseph Cornell, and Hannah Hoch.
Not on view
Publication and Exhibition History: 2010: "LEAD/GLASS,” Linda Durham Contemporary Art, Santa Fe