Monopoly

  • Kristen Morgin, Monopoly, 2007, unfired clays, paints, inks, markers, stain, and graphite, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Bannus and Cecily Hudson, 2017.33A-M, © 2007, Kristen Morgin

Exhibition Label

Kristen Morgin's illusionistic sculptures resemble found objects weathered by time, but they are in fact meticulously crafted assemblages made from unfired clay. Inspired by abandoned objects from people's pasts, she investigates age, nostalgia, and value in  culture -- themes rooted in the mythology of the American Dream. The fragile, vulnerable nature of this work seems almost a foreboding of the global financial crash that ensued just one year after it was completed.

Connections: Contemporary Craft at the Renwick Gallery, 2019

Title
Monopoly
Artist
Date
2007
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
38 1/2 × 37 × 1 1/2 in. (97.8 × 94.0 × 3.8 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Bannus and Cecily Hudson

Mediums Description
unfired clays, paints, inks, markers, stain, and graphite
Classifications
Object Number
2017.33A-M
Palette
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