Family

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Luce Center Label
Family is one of the earliest examples of Leo Amino’s work in cast resin. Polyester resin was a relatively new material that Amino had to learn to use through trial and error. Family displays small bubbles and irregularities that would often occur during the curing process, and its brownish tint is typical of early forms of resin. Amino worked consistently with plastic for the rest of his career, developing new ways to play with the material’s transparency and ability to refract light.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department
Painting and Sculpture
On View
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 49B
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor
1948
Object number
1986.88.3
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Wright
Artist
Leo Amino, born Taiwan, Japan (now Taiwan) 1911-died New York City 1989
Topic
Abstract
Medium
cast polyester resin
Dimensions
12 3/4 x 6 3/8 x 2 1/2 in. (32.4 x 16.2 x 6.3 cm)
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Type
Sculpture