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Michael

Accession Number
2004/1.154

Title
Michael

Artist(s)
George Vargas

Object Creation Date
1988

Medium & Support
metal strips, crushed can, and silver letters on wood

Dimensions
17 5/8 in x 8 15/16 in x 9/16 in (44.77 cm x 22.7 cm x 1.43 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of the artist

Subject matter
George Vargas is a Mexican American mixed media artist who uses found objects and scrap metal to make art, including portraits, and more traditional portraits. For example, this piece is mixed media, while another work, "Camouflage Michael", 2010-2011, is a more traditional painting collage of a woman. 

Physical Description
This piece is a collage with metal strips, a crushed can, a profile painting of a face on top of stencilled letters, numbers, and dollar sign.

Primary Object Classification
Mixed Media

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
Mexican American
faces (animal components)
found objects
men (male humans)
profiles (figures)
scrap metal

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