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Ten Breaths: Tumbling Woman II

2007-2008 Eric Fischl Born: New York, New York 1948 bronze 23 x 26 x 49 in. (58.4 x 66.0 x 124.5 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the James F. Dicke Family © 2008, Eric Fischl 2013.86 Smithsonian American Art Museum
3rd Floor, East Wing

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In Ten Breaths: Tumbling Woman II, Eric Fischl used a single figure to call attention to the human dimension of the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center. Fischl intended Tumbling Woman to be "a healing object" for mourners of this unprecedented loss. The vulnerability of the human body, a motif Fischl used in sculptures before 2001, takes on special significance in this tragic context.



Figure female - full length

History - United States - September 11


metal - bronze