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
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).
Luce Object Quote"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
Alexandra's Pink Slipper
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9 3/4 x 34 3/4 x 10 1/2 in. (24.8 x 88.3 x 26.7 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Eleanor T. and Samuel J. Rosenfeld
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- aluminum, paint, beads, and plastic
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