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Bottlecap Figure with Mirror

1991 Mr. Imagination (Gregory Warmack) Born: Chicago, Illinois 1948 Died: Atlanta, Georgia 2012 bottlecaps and mirror on wood 59 3/4 x 24 x 11 1/4 in. (151.8 x 61.0 x 28.6 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment 1997.124.66 Smithsonian American Art Museum
1st Floor, West Wing


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For artists like Greg Warmack (Mr. Imagination), collecting cast-off items and transforming them into uplifting artworks lies at the heart of their creativity.

"I like to make my art out of things I've found because they're there and they're free. When I'm walking through the alleys and on the streets, my eyes are always moving like a radar, looking for anything that I might be able to use."
—Mr. Imagination

Exhibition Label, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2006

Keywords

Figure - full length

sculpture - assemblage

folk art

glass - mirrored glass

metal - nails

paint

readymade - bottlecap

wood

About Mr. Imagination (Gregory Warmack)

Born: Chicago, Illinois 1948 Died: Atlanta, Georgia 2012

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