In Sleep

  • Simon Dinnerstein, In Sleep, 1983, conte crayon, colored pencils, and pastel on paper mounted on paperboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation, 1986.6.22, © 1983, Simon Dinnerstein

The model for Dinnerstein’s multiple images of a sleeping woman was a student at the New York City Technical College in Brooklyn where the artist taught. While posing, the student shared stories of her childhood on the West Indies island of Saint Vincent. Above the sequence of sleeping forms is a dream/​memory of her family and community that summons thoughts of constancy and passing time.


Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection, 2014
Title
In Sleep
Artist
Date
1983
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sheet: 37 1860 in. (94.2152.4 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation

Mediums
Mediums Description
conte crayon, colored pencils, and pastel on paper mounted on paperboard
Classifications
Keywords
  • Ethnic – African-American
  • Portrait female – Yorke, Cheryl
  • Figure group – female
  • State of being – other – sleep
Object Number
1986.6.22
Palette
Linked Open Data
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