Untitled (Medium Figure)

  • 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

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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).

Title
Untitled (Medium Figure)
Artist
Date
ca. 1986
On View
Dimensions
46 1/2 x 20 x 11 1/2 in. (118.1 x 50.8 x 29.2 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
painted wood with metal, cloth, hair, plastic, and putty
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure – full length
Object Number
1997.124.94
Palette
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