GEORGE SEGAL 1924-2000 GIRL STANDING w RED KIMONO 1978 POP ART LITHO to $600,000

GEORGE SEGAL 1924-2000 NEW JERSEY

SIGNED DATED (19)78 NUMBERED A.P. V/X FRONT

MAKLER GALLERY INVENTORY LABEL VERSO

Exhibition: Museum
* Art Institute of Chicago
* Museum of Modern Art, New York
* Whitney Museum of American Art

Awards/Recognition
* National Medal of Arts

George Segal (November 26, 1924 – June 9, 2000) was an American painter and sculptor associated with the Pop Art movement. He was presented with a National Medal of Arts in 1999.

Although Segal started his art career as a painter, his best known works are cast lifesize figures and the tableaux the figures inhabited. In place of traditional casting techniques, Segal pioneered the use of plaster bandages (plaster-impregnated gauze strips designed for making orthopedic casts ) as a sculptural medium. In this process, he first wrapped a model with bandages in sections, then removed the hardened forms and put them back together with more plaster to form a hollow shell. These forms were not used as molds; the shell itself became the final sculpture, including the rough texture of the bandages. Initially, Segal kept the sculptures stark white, but a few years later he began painting them, usually in bright monochrome colors. Eventually he started having the final forms cast in bronze, sometimes patinated
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