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ca. 1986 Derek Webster Born: Porto Castillo, Honduras 1934 Died: Chicago, Illinois 2009 painted wood with metal, cloth, hair, plastic, and putty 46 1/2 x 20 x 11 1/2 in. (118.1 x 50.8 x 29.2 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment 1997.124.94 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 27A


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Derek Webster creates his sculptures while listening to such rock-and-roll favorites as “Shake Rattle and Roll,” and “Twist and Shout,” and many of his sculptures dance and twist to an unheard beat. Webster believes the wood “speaks to him,” and he does not always know what the sculpture will look like until it is finished (“Hello Beautiful!”, Chicago Public Radio, August 2004).

Keywords

Figure - full length

sculpture

folk art

animal parts - hair

fabric

metal

paint

plastic

wood

About Derek Webster

Born: Porto Castillo, Honduras 1934 Died: Chicago, Illinois 2009

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