Sitting Figure on a Short Bench
Sitting Figure on Bench, 2000
Magdalena Abokanowicz (1930- )
City of Beverly Hills Purchase
Abakanowicz's work delves directly into the human sensibility and challenges you to question your own humanity. Each of her figures has an individuality, with its own expression, with specific details of skin. The surface is natural like tree bark or animal fur or wrinkled skin and has imprints of the artist's fingers.
Fun Fact: Abakanowicz was born in an aristocratic Polish-Russian family on her parent's estate in Poland.