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Artist:
Ruben Trejo, born St. Paul, MN 1937-died Spokane, WA 2009  Search this
Medium:
welded iron railroad spikes, marble, iron sheet, lead, and wood
Dimensions:
approx. overall: 122 3/4 x 60 x 41 1/8 in. (311.8 x 152.4 x 104.5 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1986-1990
Exhibition Label:
In Mandalas, Trejo used railroad spikes, a material laden with meaning for the artist, whose father laid train tracks in the Midwest. Slightly bent and weathered to a rusty brown, each column of welded spikes evokes bodies caught in the midst of labor.
Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, 2013
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the estate of Ruben Trejo
Object number:
2013.37A-F
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1990, Estate of Ruben Trejo. Photo by Matt Vielle, Hamilton Studio
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Department:
Painting and Sculpture
On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, 3rd Floor, East Wing
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2013.37A-F