Howard Newman, Half Woman, Quarter Bird, 1974-1975, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1975, Howard Newman, Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation, 1986.6.68
Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection, 2014
Howard Newman often assembled his sculptures from cast machine parts. Half Woman, Quarter Bird was built up from tubes and mechanical parts to create an ominous figure with the head of a woman and the shoulders of a bird. The piece fuses together nature and technology to conjure up a gruesome creature and sinister weapon at the same time.
Half Woman, Quarter Bird
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24 1/8 x 13 x 20 1/4 in. (61.3 x 33.0 x 51.4 cm.)
© 1975, Howard Newman
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation
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