The American Friends of the Moderna Museet Inc. Collection
Moderna Museet’s close ties with the American art scene date back to the 1960s. The AFMM helps the Museum acquire American modern and contemporary art. Since the early 1960s, Moderna Museet has introduced American artists such as Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Ed Kienholz, Walter de Maria and Paul McCarthy to the European public. A natural result of this transatlantic exchange was the founding of the American Friends of the Moderna Museet Inc. ( AFMM), with the aim of promoting the activities of Moderna Museet. As a public charity, the AFMM enables American patrons and donors to make tax-deductible gifts in the USA, in support of the Museum’s charitable and educational purposes.
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© Rachel Harrison/Bildupphovsrätt 2018
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Category:Sculptures
Date:2010s
On View:Stockholm
Artist
Rachel Harrison
Born 1966
United States The Duck Hunter, 2012
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Wood, polystyrene, cement, acrylic, mannequin, Dick Cheney mask, fabric, feather boa, sunglasses, glasses, ski pole
Sculptures
Donation 2013 from The American Friends of the Moderna Museet Inc.
MOM/2013/153 On view at Stockholm
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- About the work
Rachel Harrison combines found objects with abstract forms into assemblages and installations. The mannequin in The Duck Hunter is Janus-faced; it simultaneously gazes forward and backward. A mask of Dick Cheney is attached to the back of the doll's head, wearing a pair of the one-time vice president’s trademark eye frames. The mannequin has sun glasses and there is a hole in its head. The work title nods to the film “The Deer Hunter” and refers to a hunting trip in 2006 when Cheney, the architect of the Iraq war, accidentally shot a friend while hunting quail. Rachel Harrison uses her imagery as a subversive instrument; she implicates the giants of history and goes shopping with her critical thinking, giving rise to a rare combination of provocation and humour, comedy and tragedy, where her bright colors and mass-produced objects contrast with the traditions of monumental sculpture.
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