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Alison Saar
SWEET MAGNOLIA
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Alison Saar
SWEET MAGNOLIA
Estimate
80,000120,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Creating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams

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Alison Saar
B.1956
SWEET MAGNOLIA
ceiling tin on wood with magnolia leaves
78 x 45 1/4 x 38 1/2 in.; 198 x 114.9 x 97.8 cm
Executed in 1993. 
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Provenance

Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York 
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

Atlanta, High Museum of Art, Alison Saar: Fertile Ground, May - July 1993, illustrated in color, cover, p. 4 

Catalogue Note

"The embracing Sweet Magnolia connotes the sheltering shade trees of the South and the protective lullaby of rustling leaves... Like the trees planted on Kongo graves, [sweet magnolia] is a watchguard of spirits. Her roots reach from below ground to the heavens, from death to life beyond, from past to future; they provide ascent to the "other world" – passage (and release) from darkness to light, from South to North." 

Susan Krane, "Digging in the Dirt: Alison Saar's Fertile Ground" in Exh. Cat., Atlanta, High Museum of Art, Alison Saar: Fertile Ground, 1993, p. 10

Creating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams

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New York