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Donna Georgica

Artist:
Alfonso Ossorio (American (born Philippines), Manila 1916–1990 New York)
Date:
1965
Medium:
Wood, metal, painted tin, plastic, bone, glass, wire, bolts, and shell
Dimensions:
87 x 33 x 25 1/4 in. (221 x 83.8 x 64.1 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Abby and B.H.Friedman, 1978
Accession Number:
1978.353
Not on view
Abby and B.H. Friedman, New York (until 1978, their gift to MMA)

New York. Cordier & Ekstrom. "Alfonso Ossorio," November 9–December 4, 1965, no catalogue.

East Hampton, N. Y. Guild Hall Museum. "Alfonso Ossorio, 1940–1980," July 19–August 17, 1980, no. 64.

Southampton, N. Y. Parrish Art Museum. "Alfonso Ossorio: Congregations," August 17–September 28, 1997, no. 14.

B. H. Friedman. Alfonso Ossorio. New York, [1972], pp. 83, pls. 45 (installation photo, Exh. New York 1965), 146 (detail), locates it in a private collection.

Helen A. Harrison. "Ossorio's Work, Marked by Mythic Symbolism, Retains the Capacity to Shock." New York Times (August 17, 1980), ill. p. 16.

Judith Wolfe. Alfonso Ossorio, 1940–1980. Exh. cat., Guild Hall Museum. East Hampton, N. Y., 1980, p. 27, no. 64, ill., in an interview, the artist describes the head of this sculpture as "a Northwest Coast Indian head which Fritz Bultman gave to Michel Tapié... Michel came here the next week and suddenly realized that he was going to travel across the continent and fly back through Japan and Paris, so he left the head".



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