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Head No. 1

Object Details

Artist
Frank Yee
Date
1950
Medium
chestnut
Dimensions
15 3/16 × 8 9/16 × 12 in. (38.5 × 21.7 × 30.5 cm)
Cite As
Gift from the Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art
Caption
The grain of the chestnut wood radiates from the center of the carved face in this sculpture of a human head. Broad carving tool marks create texture in the figure’s hair, swept to the left, as well as in the negative spaces at the back of the work.
In 1951 this sculpture by Frank Yee was awarded an honorable mention at the Corcoran’s Fifth Annual Area Exhibition, which showcased the artwork of local artists. Later, the Corcoran purchased five works from the exhibit for their permanent collection including Yee’s Head No. 1.
Accession Number
2019.1.14
Type
sculpture
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl80b6faf91-1e07-42ef-afaf-e6ffce69fa71
Record ID
acm_2019.1.14
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