The Secret House of Eddie Critch
- Edward Kienholz (American, 1927-1994)
- Assemblage: drop-front wood veneered writing desk; with traces of paint, containing plastic doll parts, leather, wood, chicken wire, and animal fur
- 24 x 32-1/4 x 13 in. (61.0 x 81.9 x 33.0 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Mrs. Sadye J. Moss
- Accession Number:
- © 2008 Estate of Edward Kienholz
Kienholz is one of the most widely known Los Angeles artists. Unlike the refined assemblages of Joseph Cornell, Kienholz's works are coarser and often carry a politically charged meaning. Here he has utilized a cast-off piece of furniture as the framework for an assemblage that incorporates doll parts and alludes to a mysterious, hidden narrative.
Mrs. Sadye J. Moss, gift 1966 to;
Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, 1966 -1975
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, 1975.
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