Robert Graham

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The Case of the Broken Wax Banana

Untitled with broken peel / Robert Graham

This is the third in a series of conservators’ reflections on artworks in Pacific Standard Time. Robert Graham’s sculpture Untitled came to the Museum last October for Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture 1950-1970. It’s a small wax banana resting… More»

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      “Though I called them satyrs, they showed nothing of the satyr except little horns and a goatish head; all the rest of their form was human.”

      A satyr designed by Benvenuto Cellini, but cast by an unknown artist. Cellini was fired from his palace gig and left his wax molds behind. 

      04/19/15

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