The Bus Driver
Segal would wrap a model in bandages, cover him or her in plaster, extract the model, and then reseal the cast. Late in his career, he exploited this technique to create molds that could then be cast in bronze or plaster, thus enabling him to create outdoor public sculpture.
Artform: SCULPTURE, ENVIRONMENTAL AND INSTALLATION ART, 20th and 21st Centuries
Artist: Segal, George
Artist Dates: 1924-2000
Country/Culture: United States
Period: 20th century
Medium: figure of plaster over cheesecloth, bus parts: coin box, steering wheel, seat, railing, dashboard, etc
Size: 226 x 131 x 195 cm
Subject: Figure, Male
Style: New Realism
Museum: Museum of Modern Art, New York
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