Statue of Liberty

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Topic
Dress\accessory\jewelry
Monument\statue\Statue of Liberty
Data Source
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Artist
Gregorio Marzan, born Vega Baja, Puerto Rico 1906-died New York City 1997
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
Medium
mixed media: plaster, fabric, glue, light bulb, Elmer's Glue caps, and wig
Dimensions
64 1/2 x 30 x 7 in. (163.8 x 76.2 x 17.8 cm)
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Date
1989
Description
Like many immigrants to the United States, Gregorio Marzan considered the Statue of Liberty an important symbol of freedom. He created many versions of the statue and in this piece portrayed Lady Liberty in heavy make-up and gaudy clothing. Marzan’s use of found objects, including the glue caps in the crown, relates to the Latin American tradition of creating personal shrines and totems from everyday objects.
Type
Sculpture
Folk Art
Object number
1997.124.72