Untitled Artist(s)Tyree GuytonArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Datecirca 1995Medium & Supportmetal bird cage, metal stand, plastic toy airplane, plastic figurineDimensions
66 in x 18 1/2 in x 11 in (167.64 cm x 46.99 cm x 27.94 cm)Credit LineGift of H. David ZuccaSubject matter
Most well known for his large-scale installation, "The Heidelberg Project," the Detroit-based artist Tyree Guyton frequently uses found objects, especially toys. Guyton often juxtaposes childhood objects with more mature social/political themes in his work. He has used cages in other works, including his "Caged Brain" (1990, Detroit Institute of Art) and a similar sculpture, Untitled (bird cage, re-lynching)
(UMMA 2013/2.312). Guyton often uses bright, contrasting colors. Physical Description
This sculpture consists of a red bird cage stand with a half-circle red cage on top. Inside the cage, there is a plastic green, yellow and red airplane toy hanging from the top. There is a white and black figure inside the plane. The work is signed by the artist in black paint at the base: "Tyree Guyton".Primary Object Classification Sculpture Primary Object TypeassemblageCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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toys (recreational artifacts)