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Duane Hanson EXHIBITED AT THE SAATCHI GALLERY

Left to right Young Shopper, Man on a Bench, Lady with Shopping Bags
Duane Hanson
Left to right: Young Shopper, Man on a Bench, Lady with Shopping Bags





Life-size
Left to right: Woman with Child in Stroller, Traveller
Duane Hanson
Left to right: Woman with Child in Stroller, Traveller





Life-size
Young Shopper
Duane Hanson
Young Shopper

1973

Polyester and fibreglass, polychromed in oil, with accessories

Life-size
Left to right: Security Guard, Flea Market Vendor
Duane Hanson
Left to right: Security Guard, Flea Market Vendor





Life-size
Queenie II
Duane Hanson
Queenie II

1988

Polychromed bronze, with accessories

Life-size
Delivery Man
Duane Hanson
Delivery Man

1980

Polyvinyl poly-chromed in oil, with accessories

Life size
Security Guard
Duane Hanson
Security Guard

1990

polychromed bronze, with accessories

Life size
Lady with shopping bags
Duane Hanson
Lady with shopping bags

1972

polyester resin and fibreglass, polychromed in oil, with accessories

Life size
Old couple on a bench
Duane Hanson
Old couple on a bench

1994

autobody filler, fibreglass and mixed media, with accessories

Life size
Tourists II
Duane Hanson
Tourists II

1988

fibreglass and mixed media, with accessories

life size
Since the early 1970’s Duane Hanson has been making startlingly lifelike sculptures of middle America accomplished through a complex process of casting from live models, recreated in bronze or fibreglass resin.
Young Shopper
Duane Hanson
Young Shopper

1973

polyester and fibreglass, polychromed in oil, with accessories

life size
Duane Hanson concentrated on the naked fact of the subject, an astonishingly persuasive counterfeit of another human being as a fully realised physical presence. When describing this sculpture Duane Hanson said: ‘I like the physical burdens this woman carries. She is weighted down by all of her shopping bags and purchases, and she has become almost a bag herself. She carries physical burdens – the burdens of life, of everyday living. But initially, it’s quite a funny sculpture’.
Sunbather with Black Bikini
Duane Hanson
Sunbather with Black Bikini

1989

Polychromed bronze, with accessories

Life size
Duane Hanson’s sculptures are like minutes from a slice of life, frozen for pause and contemplation. And unlike looking at real people you get the chance for an up-close, unblinking gawp.
Queenie II
Duane Hanson
Queenie II

1988

polychromed bronze, with accessories

life size
Queenie can be understood on one level as the personification of all those resigned-looking women who drag their bodies around in pursuit of the mess created by the rest of us. But we are made to confront the fact that such women, who are usually invisible and ignored, are not just faceless domestics.
Man on a Bench
Duane Hanson
Man on a Bench

1997

vinyl, polychromed in oil, with accessories

life size
Duane Hanson’s hyper-real Old Man on a Bench is in a peculiarly modern predicament of drifting or simply existing, merely marking time on his way from birth to death.
Woman with Child in a Stroller
Duane Hanson
Woman with Child in a Stroller

1985

autobody filler, polyvinyl and mixed media, with accessories

life size
The insistence on the irreplaceability of each person, and on the dignity to be accorded to those who are usually overlooked or spurned as ordinary are central to Duane Hanson’s art and humanitarian vision.
Flea Market Vendor
Duane Hanson
Flea Market Vendor

1990

polychromed bronze, with accessories

life size
Duane Hanson’s sculptures of people are just too believable. Creating vignettes of real American life, he doesn’t forget a single detail. Casting his figures from live models in his studio, Duane Hanson then adorned them with every attribute of life-likeness from tiny body hairs, varicose viens, bruises, and hangnails. He hand picked their clothes from second hand shops, and accessorised them accordingly.
Jogger
Duane Hanson
Jogger

1983

acetate and mixed

media,
The truly radical nature of Duane Hanson’s procedures – by which casts were made directly from the body and head of a particular but anonymous person with exception of Jogger a doctor friend of Duane Hanson who volunteered for the mold-making sessions, and whose body type fit perfectly with his idea. Reassembled into a complete figure, ilusionistically painted for the most convincing skin-tones and finally dressed in actual clothes. Duane Hanson judged the success of his work insofar as it obscured all traces of his subtle interventions so the figure appeared to be nothing more than a three dimensional replica of an actual person.
Traveller
Duane Hanson
Traveller

1988

autobody filler, fibreglass and mixed media with accessories

life size
The Traveller snoozes sunburned and hung over in a pile of cheap luggage waiting exhaustedly for a connecting flight home.

Duane Hanson's BIOGRAPHY

1925 - 1996
Born in Alexandria, Minnesota


SOLO EXHIBITIONS



1997
The Saatchi Gallery, London

1995
Marisa Del Re O’Hara Gallery,
New York and Palm Beach, Florida
Diamaru Museum of Art, Tokyo; Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa; Kintetsu Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan

1994
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts;
Modern Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas

1993
Eve Mannes Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

1992
Galerie Neuendorf, Frankfurt
Helander Gallery, New York

1991
Gallery of Art, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas
Florida Sate University Gallery and Museum, Tallahassee, Florida

1990-1992
Kunsthalle Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany (Travelling exhibition)

1990
Brown University Art Museum, Providence, Rhode Island

1989-1990
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu (Travelling exhibition)

1989
World Design Exposition 89, Nogoya

1988-1989
Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand (Travelling exhibition)

1987
Ruin Stone Museum, Alexandria, Minnesota
Swedish American Institute, Minneapolis

1986
Carl Milles Garden, Lidingo, Sweden

1985
Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

1984
O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York
Edwin A.Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas (Travelling exhibition)

1980-1981
Jacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville, Florida (Travelling exhibition)

1984
O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York

1976-1978
Edwin A.Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas(Travelling exhibition)

1976
O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York

1974-1975
Wurttembergischer Kunstverein, Stuggart (Travelling exhibition)

1974
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York
Galerie de Gestlo, Hamburg

1972
O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York
Galerie Onnasch, Cologne

1970
O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York

1958
Galerie Netzel, Worpswede, Germany

1952
Wilton Gallery, Wilton, Connecticut

1951
Museum of Art, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan


GROUP EXHIBITIONS



1996
Olympics Show in Atlanta, Georgia

1995
Bienalle de Sculpture in Monte Carlo

1994
Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, South Carolina

1992
In Search of Sunsets: The Persistence of Imagery in American Art, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington

1991
La Sculpture Contemporaine après 1970, Foundation Daniel Templon, Fréjus, France

1989
Selected Works from the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation, Neuberger Museum, State University of New York, Purchase, New York

1988-1989
Urban Figures, Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, New York

1988
Five Floridians, Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida
Trompe l’Oeil: The Magic of Deception, Muckenthaler Cultural Centre, Fullerton, California
Tortue is O.K., Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, California

1987
Florida Invitational, Part 1, O.K. South,
South Miami, Florida
Independence Sites: Sculpture for Public Spaces, Independence Mall, Philadelphia
Fifty-Fourth Annual Exhibition, organized by the National Sculpture Society, Port of History Museum at Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia
Pop Art America Europe dalla Collezione Ludwig,
Forte di Belvedere, Florence

1986-1987
Boston Collects: Contemporary Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
New Work - New York, Helander Gallery,
Palm Beach, Florida

1986
Figure as Subject: The Last Decade, The Whitney Museum of American Art at the Equitable Centre,
New York
Michigan People: Photographs from People Magazine, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Millesgarden,
Lidingo, Sweden
Art in the Environment, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida
Contemporary Sculpture from the Martin Z. Margulies Collection, Grove Isle, Coconut Grove, Florida

1985
Artists of O.K. Harris, Helander/Rubenstein Gallery,
Palm Beach, Florida
Fortissimo! Thirty Years of the Richard Brown Baker Collection of Contemporary Art, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island (travelling exhibition)
Selected Works: The Frederick R. Weisman Foundation of Art, Art Centre College of Design,
Pasedena, California
The Real Thing, North Miami Museum and Art Centre, North Miami, Florida
Figure it Out: Exploring the Figure in Contemporary Art, Laguna Gloria Art Musuem, Austin, Texas
Pop Art: 1955-1970, organized under the auspices of the International Council of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (travelling exhibition)

1984
In Quest of Excellence, Centre for the Fine Arts, Miami
O.K. Harris Artists, Royal Palm Gallery,
Palm Beach, Florida
Image, Effigy, Form: Figurative Sculpture, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach
The Lewis and Clark Collection, Portland Centre for the Visual Arts, Portland, Oregon
Return of the Narrative, Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California
Citywide Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
Figurative Sculpture: Ten Artists/Two Decades, University Art Museum, California State University,
Long Beach
American Art from the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation Collection, San Francisco Art Institute
Games of Deception: When Nothing Is As It Appears, Artisan Space, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York

1983-1985
Contemporary Trompe-l’Oeil Painting and Sculpture, Boise Gallery of Art, Boise, Idaho (travelling exhibition)

1983
Icons of Contemporary Art, Foster Goldstrom,
Dallas, Texas
American Super Realism from the Morton G. Neumann Family Collection, Terra Museum of American Art, Evanston, Illinois
Time Out: Sport and Leisure in America Today,
Tampa Museum, Tampa, Florida
Realism Now, Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan

1982
Five Artists and the Figure, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (travelling exhibition)
Cranbrook USA, Cranbrook Academy of Art/Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

1981-1983
Contemporary American Realism Since 1960, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia

1981
Real, Really Real, Super real, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas (travelling exhibition)
Whitney Biennal Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
International Florida Artists, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida
Southern Monumental: An Invitational Exhibition of Monumental Art by Southern Artists, University Gallery, Memphis State University, Memphis, Tennessee

1980
Mysterious and Magical Realism, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut
The Morton G. Neumann Collection,
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
The Figurative Tradition and the Whitney Museum of American Art: Painting and Sculpture from the Permanent Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
International Florida Artists, John and Mable Ringling Museum, Sarasota, Florida
Form and Figure, WAAM, Boise,
Idaho (travelling exhibition)
Eleventh International Sculpture Conference,
Washington DC
Sculpture, Medici-Berenson Gallery,
Bay Harbour Islands, Florida
Aspects of the Seventies – Direction in Realism, Danforth Museum, Framingham, Massachusetts
The Lewis Contemporary Art Fund Collection, Virginia Museum, Richmond, Virginia
Rosc 80, National Gallery of Ireland and University College, Dublin

1979-1980
Reality of Illusion, Denver Art Museum
(Travelling exhibition)

1979
Figure of Five, Gallery of North Campus, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami

1978
Matrix 40, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut
Aspekte der 60er Jahre: Aus der Sammlung Reinhard Onnasch, Nationalgalerie, Berlin

1977-1978
Centre National Georges Pompidou, Paris

1977
8 Contemporary American Realists, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia (travelling exhibition)
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art,
New York
Aachen Ludwig Collection 1977: The Artist Exhibited, Neue Galerie, Aachen, Germany
Art Around 1970, Sammlung Ludwig, Aachen, Germany

1976-1978
Aspects of Realism, Gallery/Stratford and Rothman’s of Pall Mall. Ltd., Stratford, Ontario, Canada
(travelling exhibition)

1975
Potsdam Plastics, Brainerd Hall Art Gallery, State University of New York, Potsdam, New York
Super Realism, Baltimore Museum of Art
Sculpture: American Directions 1945-1975, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
10 Jahre Berliner Kunstlerprogramm, DAAD, Berlin
Realismus and Realität, Kunsthalle, Darmstadt, Germany

1974
Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture, Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, Illinois
New Photo Realism, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut
Seven Realists, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
71st American Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago
Edinburgh Festival, Scottish Arts Council, Edinburgh
Hyperréalistes américains/Réalistes européens, Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Paris
Ars 74 The Fine Arts Academy of Finland, Helsinki
Kijken Naar de Werklijkheid, Boymans-van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam
Palazzo Reale, Milan
Agora 2, Musée d’Art Moderne, Strasbourg, France
New Realism, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs,
New York
The Real and Ideal in Figurative Sculpture,
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

1973
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art,
New York
Realism Now, Katonah Gallery, Katonah, New York
Grands Maîtres Hyper-réalistes américains, Galerie des 4 Mouvements, Paris
Art in Evolution, Xerox Square Exhibition Centre, Xerox Corporation, Rochester, New York
Amerikansk Realism, Lunds Konsthall, Lund, Sweden
Photo-Realism: Paintings, sculptures and prints from the Ludwig Collection and others, Serpentine Gallery, London
Radical Realists, Portland Centre for the Visual Arts, Portland, Oregon
The Super-Realist Vision, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts
Hyperréalisme, Galerie Isy Brachot, Brussels
Amerikanste Realister, Randers Kustmuseum,
Randers, Denmark
Ekstrem Realisme, Louisiana Museum,
Humlebaek, Denmark
Kunstmuseum, Lucerne, Switzerland
Groningen Museum, Groningen, Netherlands
Mit Kamera, Pinsel und Spritzpistole, Stadtische Kunsthalle, Recklinghausen, Germany
30 internationale Künstler in Berlin, DAAD, Berlin
Kunst nach Wirklichkeit, Kunstverein, Hanover

1972
Sharp-Focus Realism, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York
Phases of New Realism, Lowe Museum of Art, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
Galerie de Gestlo, Hamburg
Galerie Schmela, Düsseldorf
Documenta 5, Kassel, Germany
Hyper-réalistes américains,
Galerie des 4 Mouvements, Paris
Recent Figurative Sculpture, Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Boston (travelling exhibition)
Realism Now, New York Cultural Centre, New York

1971
Depth and Presence, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Radical Realism, Museum of Contemporary Art,
Chicago
Direction 3: Eight Artists, Milwaukee Art Centre
New Realism and Old Realism,
Dannenberg and Roman Galleries, New York

1970-1971
Figures-Environment, Wlaker Art Centre, Minneapolis (Travelling)

1970
Sculpture Annual, Whitney Museum of American Art,
New York
Painting and Sculpture Today, Indianapolis Museum of Modern Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York
American Art since 1960, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey
Klischee und Antiklischee, Neue Galerie,
Aachen, Germany

1969-1970
Human Concern/Personal Torment: The Grotesque in American Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (Travelling exhibition)

1968
Hollywood Art Museum, Hollywood, Florida
Miami Art Centre, Miami
Florida State Fair Fine Arts Exhibit, Tampa, Florida

1967
Hollywood Art Museum, Hollywood, Florida

1952
Silver Mine Gallery, Wilton, Connecticut

1948
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

1946
Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis

1945
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington