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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    Kiki Smith
    Born 1954, Nuremberg, Germany

    Selected museum exhibitions
    : Haus der Kunst, Munich (2018); Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York (2012); High Museum of Art, Atlanta (2011); Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Germany (2008); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2005); Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. (1998); Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (1998); Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (1997); Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts (1992); Museum of Modern Art (1990)
    Selected honors: Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award, International Sculpture Center (2016); United States Department of State Medal of Arts (2013); Nelson A. Rockefeller Award, Purchase College School of the Arts (2010); Women in the Arts Award, Brooklyn Museum (2009); Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture (2000)
    Selected public collections: Art Institute of Chicago; Brooklyn Museum of Art; Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum Folkwang, Essen; Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Tate, London; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Whitney Museum of American Art

    Creating in a wide variety of media, Kiki Smith has developed a significant body of work that explores the human condition, spirituality, and the natural world. Smith represents the human body in unconventional ways to invoke themes of beliefs and storytelling. As in many of her works, Moon on Crutches Figure 2, 2002, features a female figure. Created in cast aluminum, she appears to float impassively, suspended from the ground over a thicket of metal, which may be said to operate like metaphorical crutches.

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Moon on Crutches Figure 2

cast aluminum and bronze
74 1/2 x 68 x 83 1/2 in. (189.2 x 172.7 x 212.1 cm.)
Executed in 2002.

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NOMEN: American Women Artists from 1945 to Today

New York Selling Exhibition 19 June - 3 August 2019