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
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.
Button Cane with Self-Portrait
- mid 1990s
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr.
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- enamel paint on board
- Portrait male – Imagination, Mr. – head
- Portrait male – Imagination, Mr. – self-portrait
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