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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.


decorative arts

Crafts - Fiber

plant material - yucca