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Maker(s):Nickle, Robert
Culture:American (1919-1980)
Date Made:1969-1976
Materials:mixed media, fabric, safety pin
Measurements:Overall: 8 5/8 in x 9 in; 21.9 cm x 22.9 cm; Frame: 19 1/4 in x 19 1/4 in x 1 1/8 in; 48.9 cm x 48.9 cm x 2.9 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2014.99
Credit Line:Gift of H. Nichols B. Clark and Allegra Clark in honor of Ilan Stavans
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

Label Text:
Nickle’s work was included in the Museum of Modern Art’s defining 1961 exhibition The Art of the Assemblage, which popularized that term and brought to the fore contemporary artists working in mixed media. Like Stankiewicz’s Machine People nearby, Nickle’s collages and assemblages blurred the divide between high and low culture by incorporating found, often discarded objects, such as safety pins, into his carefully contained, abstract works.

GM, 2019

nonrepresentational art; abstract; collages

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