Exhibitions/ Art Object

Hank Williams

Artist:
Daniel Faust (American, born 1956)
Date:
1989, printed 2013
Medium:
Inkjet print
Dimensions:
Image: 50.8 × 33 cm (20 × 13 in.) Sheet: 55.9 × 38.1 cm (22 × 15 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gift of Thomas and Susan Dunn, 2013
Accession Number:
2013.574.6
Rights and Reproduction:
© Daniel Faust
Not on view
Museum displays have been Faust’s principal subject for more than thirty years. His destinations are varied—from the British Museum to Nashville’s Music Valley Wax Museum of the Stars, where he photographed this wax figure of country music star Hank Williams. With a shoot-from-the-hip style that approaches the casual glances of museum visitors looking for “edutainment,” a dry sense of humor, and a careful color sense, Faust explores history, material culture, popular entertainment, and kitsch, fascinated by the ways we present and consume that which we value.
Inscription: [No inscriptions or annotations recto or verso]
Daniel Faust; Thomas Dunn

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Johnson Gallery, Selections from the Collection 66," October 6, 2014–February 9, 2015.

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