|Featured Artist of the Month - DUANE HANSON
|(American Photorealist Sculptor, 1925-96)
|With all of
the references I make to Duane Hanson though out my site, I'd be remiss if I did not
include a sample of his lifes work here for those who have not yet had the pleasure
to have discovered him. I first became aware of Duane Hanson during a High School
field trip to the Whitney Museum in NYC, when upon our arrival we noticed that a
janitor was smugly watching us. At first he aggravated me with the way he just
stared at us. Gradually I realized that he wasnt moving at all. It was a
a Duane Hanson sculpture. I was amazed, and that day, Duane Hanson
unknowingly became my mentor.
his Photographer here because it was only a few years ago, that he got me again.
I went to a gallery to check out the work of another nameless life-caster. I walked
up to a wall hung sculpture to examine her technique. Out of the corner of my eye, I
realized that I was interrupting a photographer patiently waiting to take his shot.
I apologized to him and stepped out of his way before I saw the sign on the floor
before him. Yes, it was another of Duane Hanson's.
world mourns his passing.