5 Strap I

  • Nancy Grossman, 5 Strap I, 1968, pen and ink on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation, 1985.30.19, © 1968, Nancy Grossman

Exhibition Label
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
Title
5 Strap I
Artist
Date
1968
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sheet: 13 7/8 x 17 in. (35.1 x 43.1 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation

Mediums
Mediums Description
pen and ink on paper
Classifications
Keywords
  • Dress – accessory – belt
  • Figure – head
Object Number
1985.30.19
Palette
Linked Open Data
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