Croissants

  • Ed Rossbach, Croissants, ca. 1987, cartons, block print, and staples, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Enid Barden, 2017.38.2

Exhibition Label

Rossbach was part of the San Francisco Bay Area fiber arts movement of the 1960s and 1970s, which challenged traditional forms and media in basketmaking. He used plastic, metal, food cartons, and old newspapers to express his delight in American popular culture. A carefully crafted basket made out of trash was Rossbach's invitation to his audience to rediscover the joy of doing, of creating something of value out of nothing but that is still beautiful.

Connections: Contemporary Craft at the Renwick Gallery, 2019

Title
Croissants
Artist
Date
ca. 1987
Location
Dimensions
14 1/2 × 5 1/2 in. (36.8 × 14.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Enid Barden

Mediums Description
cartons, block print, and staples
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – other – vase
Object Number
2017.38.2
Palette
Linked Open Data
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