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Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt
Charmin Angel
c. 1985
Foil, plastic, mixed media

9 x 14 x 4 inches


Whitney Museum of American Art

Excerpt from the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York: Sacred images in Secular Art:

The use of the most commonplace materials such as Saran Wrap, Reynolds Wrap, Charmin toilet paper wrappers, facial tissue, Magic Marker, Scotch tape, ballpoint pen, and glitter confound the reverential and ritualistic functions of these objects. In the process, both the materials and the objects undergo a transformation. As Lanigan-Schmidt explains, "I intend to refine what is raw and make raw what is refined."

Catalog of an exhibition held at the Whitney Museum, May 1- July 13, 1986.

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Additional Information:

Exhibition: Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt: Tender Love Among the Junk, MoMA PS1, November 18, 2012–April 7, 2013

Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt: Selected Biographies on Art in Context

Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt: Related Links on Art in Context






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