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Standing Figures (Thirty Figures)

Magdalena Abakanowicz1994-1998

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Magdalena Abakanowicz’s figures are instantly identifiable by their stark imagery. The haunting power of these headless, standing figures invites many interpretations, and the artist welcomes this approach. Could they be awaiting final judgment? Do they suggest war victims? Are they primordial beings in silent communication? Each figure is individually cast from a burlap-lined body mold.

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  • Title: Standing Figures (Thirty Figures)
  • Creator: Magdalena Abakanowicz
  • Date Created: 1994-1998
  • Physical Dimensions: w16547.59 x h1880.62 x d6007.61 ft (Overall )
  • Culture: Polish
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: Gift of the Hall Family Foundation © Magdalena Abakanowicz, courtesy Marlborough Gallery, New York, © Magdalena Abakanowicz, courtesy Marlborough Gallery, New York
  • Medium: Bronze

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