Button Cane with Self-Portrait

  • Mr. Imagination (Gregory Warmack), Button Cane with Self-Portrait, mid 1990s, enamel paint on board, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr., 1998.84.20

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Mr. Imagination applied bottle caps and buttons to his sculptures to give them color and texture. In this piece, he surrounded a self-portrait with wire protrusions, then threaded different colored buttons onto the wire. The twisting shapes evoke colorful snakes or dreadlocks, reflecting Mr. Imagination’s lively personality.

Title
Button Cane with Self-Portrait
Artist
Date
mid 1990s
Location
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Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr.

Mediums Description
enamel paint on board
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Imagination, Mr. – head
  • Portrait male – Imagination, Mr. – self-portrait
Object Number
1998.84.20
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