The Phrenologer's Window
Betye Saar - 1966
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In The Phrenologer’s Window, Saar pasted eclectic objects and imagery—sun and moon symbols, fragments of advertising, vintage photographs, the lid of a tin can—inside a found wooden window frame. The work alludes to the outdated pseudoscience of phrenology, which raised questions about an individual based on the measurements of the head. Here, Saar displays her desire to juxtapose the mystical with the technical, science, even outdated science, with commonality.
Owner/Location: Unknown
Dates: 1966
Artist age:Approximately 40 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 45.72 cm (18 in.), Width: 73.66 cm (29 in.)
Medium: Assemblage
Entered by: Member kitten on 03 August 2013.
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