Statue of Liberty

  • Gregorio Marzan, Statue of Liberty, 1989, mixed media: plaster, fabric, glue, light bulb, Elmer's Glue caps, and wig, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, 1997.124.72

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Like many immigrants to the United States, Gregorio Marzan considered the Statue of Liberty an important symbol of freedom. He created many versions of the statue and in this piece portrayed Lady Liberty in heavy make-up and gaudy clothing. Marzan’s use of found objects, including the glue caps in the crown, relates to the Latin American tradition of creating personal shrines and totems from everyday objects.

Title
Statue of Liberty
Artist
Date
1989
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
64 1/2 x 30 x 7 in. (163.8 x 76.2 x 17.8 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment

Mediums
Mediums Description
mixed media: plaster, fabric, glue, light bulb, Elmer's Glue caps, and wig
Classifications
Keywords
  • Monument – statue – Statue of Liberty
  • Dress – accessory – jewelry
Object Number
1997.124.72
Palette
Linked Open Data
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