signed and dated 1987
wood, clay, phone chord, papier-mâché, graphite, watercolor, cut paper and board assemblage in Plexiglas case
39½ by 33¾ by 20 in. (100.3 by 85.7 by 50.8 cm.)
This work is in very good and sound condition overall. All elements are present and stable. There is adhesive residue visible at some of the edges and corners, inherent to the artist's working method. There is a fine layer of surface dust present on the Plexiglas box and the top element of the sculpture. There is slight lifting and undulation to some of the cut paper elements, visible upon close inspection. There is a minor loss to the paper in the sink, visible upon close inspection.
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Marlborough Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1987
On the occasion of Barbara Linhart's 60th birthday, Barbara’s husband commissioned Red Grooms to create a surprise portrait of his wife, capturing her most natural pose; on the telephone, in house slippers, talking to friends. Grooms subsequently created his mixed media assemblage Barbara based on this portrait.