Collection Artwork
Laurie Simmons (born Far Rockaway, New York, 1949)
Walking Cake II
cibachrome print on Kodak paper
frame size: 18 5/8 x 14 5/8 x 1 1/2 in.
image size (approx.): 11 3/4 x 7 7/8 in.
Gift of Eileen and Michael Cohen
Inscribed in black ink on label adhered, frame verso: 1989 / 32/100
Signed in black ink on label adhered, frame verso: L. Simmons

Object Label

Artifice (seen here and opposite, in Wendy Red Star’s Four Seasons) is a powerful photographic tool that challenges what is real, what is fake, and where those spaces intersect. By playing with dolls and props in surrealistic ways, Laurie Simmons reconsiders our relationship to objects. What lurks behind the surface of the shiny veneers of our belongings? How do we use objects to define our identities? What do we allow to stand in for ourselves?

From the exhibition: Give a damn. (June 30 – September 30, 2018)

Ongoing Research

Research on our collection is ongoing. If you have resources you’d like to share, please contact Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara.
Pattern by Nathan Bloom ’21
Inspired by the performance Honey Baby in the exhibition Janine Antoni & Stephen Petronio: Entangle
The Tang Pattern Project celebrates the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Organized by Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger, past and current Tang Design Interns created patterns inspired by the Museum’s exhibition and event history.