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Untitled

1992 John McQueen Born: Oakland, Illinois 1943 yucca 28 1/2 x 17 3/4 x 14 1/2 in. (72.4 x 45.2 x 14.8 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Eleanor T. and Samuel J. Rosenfeld 1997.41.3 Not currently on view


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Like many of John McQueen’s baskets, Untitled was woven around other pieces of wood used as forms. The rough-edged angularity of this piece evokes the aggressive plant from which the artist took his materials. McQueen further emphasizes this with areas of bristly and irregular plaiting.

Keywords

decorative arts

Crafts - Fiber

plant material - yucca