Conner was a major proponent of the California Assemblage movement. He shunned the use of conventional art materials in favor of discarded objects. The artist is noted for his dark creations, such as "HOMAGE TO MINNIE MOUSE." Here he explores the underside of culture, presenting cues that connect the viewer to the horror and social illnesses of our time. Atomic bombs, war, sexual pathology, and murder are often present in his work.
- Artist Name: Bruce Conner (American, 1933-2008)
- Title: HOMAGE TO MINNIE MOUSE
- Date: 1959
- Medium: Assemblage: glass sash window, screen, nylon, string, fabric, lace, film, papers, fringe, cardboard
- Dimensions: 56 x 40-3/4 x 6-1/2 in. (142.2 x 103.5 x 16.5 cm)
- Credit Line: Norton Simon Museum, Museum Purchase
- Accession Number: P.1963.36.09
- Copyright: © 2002 Bruce Conner
Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, 1963 to 1975;
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena.
2000 B.C: the Bruce Conner Story Part II
- Walker Art Center, 1999-10-09 to 2000-01-02
- Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, de Young Museum, 2000-05-20 to 2000-07-30
- Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, Calif.), 2000-10-01 to 2001-01-14
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