Brown Blender

  • Margarita Cabrera, Brown Blender, 2011, vinyl, copper wire and thread, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 2011, Margarita Cabrera, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, 2012.35.1A-D

Exhibition Label
Cabrera’s vinyl sculptures take the form of appliances assembled in Mexican factories and sold to U.S. consumers. She sewed each sculpture in a process that echoes factory labor. The strings used to bind the vinyl are left long and exposed, reminders of the labor involved in producing appliances found in many American homes.

Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, 2013

Title
Brown Blender
Artist
Date
2011
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
14 1/4 x 6 1/2 x 9 3/8 in. (36.3 x 16.5 x 23.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment

Mediums
Mediums Description
vinyl, copper wire and thread
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – other – appliance
Object Number
2012.35.1A-D
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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