Untitled (Medium Figure)

Media - 1997.124.94 - SAAM-1997.124.93-95_1 - 53676
Copied Derek Webster, Untitled (Medium Figure), ca. 1986, painted wood with metal, cloth, hair, plastic, and putty, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, 1997.124.94

Artwork Details

Title
Untitled (Medium Figure)
Date
ca. 1986
Dimensions
46 122011 12 in. (118.150.829.2 cm.)
Credit Line
Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
Mediums Description
painted wood with metal, cloth, hair, plastic, and putty
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure — full length
Object Number
1997.124.94

Artwork Description

Derek Webster creates his sculptures while listening to such rock-and-roll favorites as “Shake Rattle and Roll,” and “Twist and Shout,” and many of his sculptures dance and twist to an unheard beat. Webster believes the wood “speaks to him,” and he does not always know what the sculpture will look like until it is finished (“Hello Beautiful!”, Chicago Public Radio, August 2004).