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Artist: Kienholz, Edward 1 of 1

The Secret House of Eddie Critch, 1961

Edward Kienholz

American, 1927-1994
Assemblage: drop-front wood veneered writing desk; with traces of paint, containing plastic doll parts, leather, wood, chicken wire, and animal fur
24 x 32-1/4 x 13 in. (61.0 x 81.9 x 33.0 cm)
Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Mrs. Sadye J. Moss
© 2008 Estate of Edward Kienholz

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Kienholz is one of the most widely known Los Angeles artists. Unlike the refined assemblages of Joseph Cornell, Kienholz's works are coarser and often carry a politically charged meaning. Here he has utilized a cast-off piece of furniture as the framework for an assemblage that incorporates doll parts and alludes to a mysterious, hidden narrative.

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Artist: Kienholz, Edward 1 of 1