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Published on November 1, 2008

Author: mjarry

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Duane Hanson : Duane Hanson Duane Hanson 1925-1996 : Duane Hanson 1925-1996 Born in Minnesota, at an early age he was a gifted sculptor often doing carvings out of whatever material he could get his hands on (pieces of wood, old broom sticks, etc.) He was the first to receive a Bachelors of Arts from the University he attended in ‘46 and did an MFA in ‘51. During the 50s his sculpture started to move become more abstract, but the shift never fully developed. Hanson explained, “I would try to do abstract work, but I always put a bit of an arm or nose in it. I never could do just nonfigurative work.” In the late 50s Hanson moved to Germany and taught art at international schools, while there he began to work with synthetic materials (polyester resin and fibreglass). When he returned to the US in the 60s his sculpture was echoing the political and social protests concerned with racial inequality and drug culture. Slide 3: Duane Hanson Blue Boy (1938) painted wood 7 x 16 x 6 1/2 in. Thomas Gainsborough The Blue Boy (c.1770) oil on canvas Slide 4: Duane Hanson Motorcycle Accident (1967) Polyester and fiberglass polychromed in oil, with object Motorcycle Accident : Motorcycle Accident One of Hanson’s earlier sculptures, it was one of a lot of controversy because of the realistic depiction of the subject matter. In 1968 it was banned from an exhibition as "too grisly” and caused protests in Miami where it was being shown. The work is reminiscent of Warhol’s car accident series but the impact is much more pervasive due to the immediacy/intamacy that the audience has with the work and due to the young age of the boy being portrayed and the medium being used. Along with this work, Hanson’s other works from the 60s deal with issues of social misery, suicide, poverty, rape, murder, racism and violence. Titles of other works include: Abortion, Gangland Victim, and War. Why we like Hanson’s work… : Why we like Hanson’s work… The work convey the emptiness, boredom, and loneliness of everyday life. Like many of the Realist artists Hanson draws attention to everyday happenings, especially within the middle to lower classes of society (ie. the dominant classes). He provides his audience with the emptiness, boredom, and loneliness of everyday life. We all come across Hanson's people every day life at the post office or gas station, or while walking in town. Slide 7: Duane Hanson Young Shopper (1973) polyester and fiberglass polychromed in oil, with accessories Slide 8: Duane Hanson Supermarket Shopper (1970) polyester and fiberglass polychromed in oil, with accessories Slide 9: Duane Hanson Drug Addict (1974) Mixed media Hanson’s method : Hanson’s method He would often photograph (with a Polaroid) a subject and work from that to form his sculpture. Hanson's sculptures are cast from human models and rendered in polyvinyl, auto body filler (bondo). Each figure was cast in several sections before being joined together. The 'skin' of the sculptures is painted in such detail as to resemble human flesh. The sculptures are then finished with clothing, hair (which is implanted), jewelry and other accessories in order to achieve it’s Photorealist quality. Iit usually is assumed that each Hanson figure is the likeness of a real person, but this is not the case. 'I'm not duplicating life. I'm making a statement about human values,’Hanson said. Hanson’s work and it’s affect on us : Hanson’s work and it’s affect on us Hanson starts to satirise mainstream culture more though the subject matter doesn’t not try to subvert the social commentary that his early work had --> it maintains it’s seriousness but at times in a light-hearted way. He did not idealize nor romanticize his subjects, but worked carefully to present them as they might exist in real life-plainly, simply, and unadorned in uneventful situations. When we look at Hanson’s work we tend to feel a connection with the sculptures and our own humanity wants us to help these forlorn individuals. Slide 12: Duane Hanson Queenie II (1988) auto-body filler, fiberglass and mixed media, with accessories Slide 13: Duane Hanson Lunch Break (Three Workers with Scaffold) (1989) auto-body filler, fiberglass and mixed media with accessories Slide 14: Duane Hanson Tourists II (1988) autobody filler, fibreglass and mixed media, with accessories Slide 15: Duane Hanson Flea Market Vendor (1990) polychromed bronze, with accessories Slide 16: Duane Hanson Traveler (1988) autobody filler, fibreglass and mixed media with accessories Slide 17: http://www.tfaoi.com/aa/6aa/6aa368.htm http://www.artnet.com/magazine_pre2000/features/saltz/saltz1-15-99.asp http://www.designboom.com/eng/funclub/duanehanson.html http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/artists/duane_hanson.htm http://museum.oglethorpe.edu/Hanson.htm http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1272/is_2648_127/ai_54680895/print http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duane_Hanson

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