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Photo-Realism or Hyper-Realism emerged around 1965. Painters began to make pictures with a photographic level of realism. Hanson also adopted this style. His sculptures are casts of people. They are extremely lifelike and have real clothing. Hanson’s work is an ironic reflection of reality.

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Title Seated Child
Material and technique Glassfibre reinforced polyester, oil, artificial hair, textile, sneakers, wood, candy bar wrapper
Object type
Sculpture > Three-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 84 cm
Width 50 cm
Depth 63 cm
Artists Artist: Duane Hanson
Accession number BEK 1529 (MK)
Credits Purchased 1975
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1975
Creation date in 1974
Internal exhibitions De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
External exhibitions De kunst van het lachen - Humor in de Gouden Eeuw (2017)
The American Dream (2017)
Le Songe d'Ulysse (2022)
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen @ Rijksmuseum (2023)
Research Show research Digitising Contemporary Art
Geographical origin The United States of America > North America > America

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Duane Hanson

Alexandria 1925 - Boca Raton 1996

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