Alexandra's Pink Slipper

  • John Garrett, Alexandra's Pink Slipper, 1989, aluminum, paint, beads, and plastic, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Eleanor T. and Samuel J. Rosenfeld, 1997.41.1

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Alexandra's Pink Slipper was created during John Garrett's years in Southern California, where the glitter of Hollywood and the bright colors and shiny surfaces of surfer culture led him to make a series of tightly woven "baskets" suggesting myths and fairytales. Pink, purple, and black beads are strung on lengths of silver and black aluminum to create a form that brings to mind Liberace's costumes and Las Vegas showmanship ("Bridge V," 1998).

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"I look for interesting structures, patterns or colors. I ask myself, 'how can this be transformed? How will it look juxtaposed with . . . ?'" Artist quoted in American Craft, April/May 2001
Title
Alexandra's Pink Slipper
Artist
Date
1989
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
9 3/4 x 34 3/4 x 10 1/2 in. (24.8 x 88.3 x 26.7 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Eleanor T. and Samuel J. Rosenfeld

Mediums
Mediums Description
aluminum, paint, beads, and plastic
Classifications
Object Number
1997.41.1
Palette
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