Bruce Conner (American, 1933-2008)
Not on View

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)
  • 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

Object Information

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Weisman, sold 1963 to;
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

Assemblage in California

  • Irvine, University of California Irivine, Art Gallery, 1968-10-01 to 1968-11-30

Hall of Mirrors: Art and Film Since 1945

  • Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, Calif.), 1996-03-17 to 1996-07-28
  • Wexner Center for the Arts, 1996-09-21 to 1997-01-05
  • Rome, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, 1997-06 to 1997-09
  • Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.), 1997-10-11 to 1998-01-21

Fifty California Artists

  • Whitney Museum of American Art, 1962-10-23 to 1962-12-02

West Coast 1945-1969

  • Pasadena Art Museum, 1969-11-24 to 1970-01-18

Works from the Pasadena Art Museum

  • Vancouver Art Gallery, 1970-04-14 to 1970-05-10

American Art of the 1950s and 1960s from the Collection of the Norton Simon Museum

  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1988-08-11 to 1994-04-03

West Coast Art

  • Pasadena Art Museum, 1972-06-20 to 1972-09-03

Dark Visions: Mid-Century Macabre

  • Norton Simon Museum, 2016-09-02 to 2017-01-16

Permanent and Loan Collection, 1974

  • Pasadena Museum of Modern Art, 1974-03-16 to 1974-06-06

Lost but Found: Assemblage, Collage and Sculpture, 1920-2002

  • Norton Simon Museum, 2004-11-05 to 2005-03-28
  • Pasadena Art Museum, West Coast 1945-1969, 1969,
  • Brougher, Kerry, et al., Art and Film Since 1945: Hall of Mirrors, 1996, p. 48

Additional Artwork by Artist

Cancellation Bruce Conner 1965
Green Line Bruce Conner 1965
Jelly Fish Bruce Conner 1965

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