Idea for a Mechanical Eye

Elizabeth King, American, born 1950

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1988-1990

Cast acrylic, wood, and brass

Overall: 10 1/2 × 2 1/4 × 2 1/4 × 7/8 in. (26.7 × 5.7 × 5.7 × 2.2 cm)

Case: 30 13/16 × 13 9/16 × 11 1/4 in. (78.3 × 34.5 × 28.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Virginia and Preston T. Kelsey 1958 Fund

© Elizabeth King

2008.37

Geography

Place Made: United States, North America

Period

20th century

Object Name

Sculpture

Research Area

Sculpture

Not on view

Course History

WRIT 5, Expository Writing, William Craig, Winter 2014

Exhibition History

Elizabeth King: Radical Small, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, Massachusetts, March 4, 2017-March 2, 2018.

In Residence: Contemporary Art at Dartmouth, William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 18-July 6, 2014.

Modern and Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 26,2009-March 15, 2010.

The Object World, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, ARTH2, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 5-March 15, 2015.

Vision 2020: What Do You See?, A Space for Dialogue 98, Devon D. Mifflin, Levinson Intern, Class of 2021, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 11-March 1, 2020.

Publication History

Brian P. Kennedy and Emily Shubert Burke, Modern and Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2009, p.115, no.89.

Michael R. Taylor and Gerald Auten, In Residence: Contemporary Artists at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2013, ill. p. 89 , no. 78

Devon D. Mifflin, A Space for Dialogue 98, Vision 2020, What Do You See?, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2020.

Provenance

Danese, New York, New York; sold to present collection, 2008.

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