pink accent², 1987
Mixed media construction
55 × 110 × 23 in. (139.7 × 279.4 × 58.42 cm)
Purchase, with funds from Marianne and Sheldon B. Lubar, Vicki and Allen Samson, and Dr. and Mrs. James Stadler M1987.11
Haim Steinbach began incorporating found objects into his artworks in the 1970s. His interest lies in the social ritual of collecting and arranging objects; he believes that in his work, these objects raise consciousness about the anthropological role of art in society. For thirty years now, Steinbach has arranged a wide variety of commercial objects on shelves to provoke "psychological anxiety." Much like a store, the gallery serves as a display for these retail items. pink accent2 is an example of Steinbach's use of objects to engage viewers in artistic play, causing the viewers to reflect on their relation to the arrangement.
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