Copied Nancy Grossman, 5 Strap I, 1968, pen and ink on paper, sheet: 13 7⁄8 x 17 in. (35.1 x 43.1 cm), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation, 1985.30.19, © 1968, Nancy Grossman
- 5 Strap I
- Not on view
- sheet: 13 7⁄8 x 17 in. (35.1 x 43.1 cm)
- © 1968, Nancy Grossman
- Credit Line
- Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation
- Mediums Description
- pen and ink on paper
- Dress — accessory — belt
- Figure — head
- Object Number
Nancy Grossman grew up with horses on a farm in Oneonta, New York, where she worked with equestrian gear that later became a staple in her art. In 5 Strap I, buckled straps enclose a fabric-covered head, concealing identity and silencing speech. Concerned with the repression of the psyche, Grossman addresses the dehumanization of the individual in the contemporary world.
Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection, 2014
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