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Helixikos #13

ca. 1960-1969 Hans Hokanson Born: Malmo, Sweden 1925 Died: East Hampton, New York 1997 carved wood 18 7/8 x 26 x 15 in. (48.0 x 66.0 x 38.0 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase 1970.361 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 50A


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In the Helixikos Series, Hans Hokanson explored different combinations of carved spirals. Helixikos #13 is composed of two interlocking spirals that appear to twist and pull in different directions. The weight and solidity of the sculpture reflect the massive piece of wood from which it was carved.

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About Hans Hokanson

Born: Malmo, Sweden 1925 Died: East Hampton, New York 1997