Bottlecap Figure with Mirror
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
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 27A
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."
Exhibition Label, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2006
Figure - full length
sculpture - assemblage
glass - mirrored glass
metal - nails
readymade - bottlecap