Ten Breaths: Tumbling Woman II

Copied Eric Fischl, Ten Breaths: Tumbling Woman II, 2007-2008, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the James F. Dicke Family, 2013.86, © 2008, Eric Fischl

Artwork Details

Title
Ten Breaths: Tumbling Woman II
Artist
Date
2007-2008
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
232649 in. (58.466.0124.5 cm)
Copyright
© 2008, Eric Fischl
Credit Line
Gift of the James F. Dicke Family
Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure female — full length
  • Disaster
  • History — United States — September 11
Object Number
2013.86

Artwork Description

In Ten Breaths: Tumbling Woman II, Eric Fischl used a single figure to call attention to the human dimension of the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center. Fischl intended Tumbling Woman to be "a healing object" for mourners of this unprecedented loss. The vulnerability of the human body, a motif Fischl used in sculptures before 2001, takes on special significance in this tragic context.

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