MOCA, THE CURVE | Artists on Art, Bruce Conner's Shrine to SEÑORITA (1962)

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  SEÑORITA , 1961 Hair, typewriter ribbon, paper collage, plastic, lipstick, paper, metal, magazine, photograph, nylon, candle, thread, etc. Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles; © Conner Family Trust, San Francisco, California / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, New York

SEÑORITA, 1961
Hair, typewriter ribbon, paper collage, plastic, lipstick, paper, metal, magazine, photograph, nylon, candle, thread, etc.
Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles; © Conner Family Trust, San Francisco, California / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, New York

Bruce Conner's three-dimensional assemblage was inspired by the bright colors and religious iconography the artist saw while living in Mexico. Incorporating materials as varied as red glitter paper, nylon stockings, and long black hair, the work creates an image that is held together more by emotion and memory than figuration. California assemblage artist George Herms discusses his friend Conner's inspiration.

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