Hispanic Wedding Dress Display, Newark, New Jersey by George Segal

Hispanic Wedding Dress Display, Newark, New Jersey by George Segal

Hispanic Wedding Dress Display, Newark, New Jersey
1993
Pop Art
Gelatin silver print
Collection of Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA

The impact of photography and photojournalism was evident in Segal’s sculptures and near the end of his career he became more active as a photographer. His photographs reinforced his aesthetics through a lens looking at the world, transcending medium. Hispanic Wedding Dress Display is part of a series of New York and New Jersey urban views entitled Sequence: New York/New Jersey 1990-1993. Capturing the shop window display of a wedding gown Segal demonstrates the kinship with his earlier work: a mannequin designed for its constructed environment and Segal’s sculptures

George Segal

George Segal
Pop Art
Born: 26 November 1924, New York, USA
Nationality: American
Died: 9 June 2000, New Jersey, USA

Segal used orthopaedic bandages dipped in plaster to create some the most haunting and memorable figurative art of the 20th century. Life-sized models are seated at lunch counters, waiting in train stations, or poised on the street. The figures inhabit three-dimensional environments evoking every day spaces. The figures appear lost in their own universes. Segal was the most existential of the Pop artists, giving the viewer the time to step out of the fast-paced world

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