Michigan WorkerArtist(s)George VargasObject Creation Date1985Medium & Supportwelding goggles, metal, hanging bells, rusty bottle cap, pulleys, chains, and padlock mounted on plywoodDimensions
20 7/8 in x 10 3/8 in x 2 9/16 in (53.02 cm x 26.35 cm x 6.51 cm);20 7/8 in x 10 3/8 in x 2 9/16 in (53.02 cm x 26.35 cm x 6.51 cm)Credit LineGift of the artistSubject matter
Created when Vargas was a student at the University of Michigan, “Michigan Worker” draws on the tradition of the found object and junk art, as well as a figurative tradition, which he evokes by using industrial materials representing the working class Michigan automotive worker.Physical Description
A mixed media assemblage consisting of welding goggles, rusted metal, a padlock, and two rusted bells hanging from a chain mounted on a wooden board with screws. The position of the objects, with goggles at the top, makes the assemblage look vaguely face-like.Primary Object Classification Mixed Media Primary Object Typefound objectAdditional Object Classification(s)Mixed MediaCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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