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Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

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Artist: Karla Black (Scottish, born 1972)
Date: 2018
Medium: Glass, wood, clay, paint, vaseline, lipstick, foundation, moisturizing gel
Dimensions:
Overall: 54 3/4 × 37 13/16 × 12 5/8 in. (139 × 96 × 32 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Purchased with funds from the Kyle and Sharon Krause Family Art Acquisition Fund, 2019.15
Accession number: 2019.15
Classification: sculpture
Copyright:©Karla Black
In Collection(s)
Label TextThis is a quintessential example of the artist's practice of investigating the formal, aesthetic quality and seamlessness of materials. Sandwiched between two panes of glass supported by a base covered in clay, are spots of light blue, pink, and yellow soap gels alongside drips of a cosmetic liquid foundation, all of which appear as if they are suspended stains. The first work of Black to enter the collections. Source: Bulletin (News) Jan Feb Mar 2020
entirely unexpected