Argus Pheasant

A work made of collage composed of graphite, pastel and black crayon, with black crayon frottage, cut-and-pasted papers, photograph, and print, on tan wove paper, laid down on tan board.

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  • A work made of collage composed of graphite, pastel and black crayon, with black crayon frottage, cut-and-pasted papers, photograph, and print, on tan wove paper, laid down on tan board.

Date:

1958

Artist:

Whitney Halstead
American, 1926-1979

About this artwork

Halstead earned his BFA and MFA from SAIC and became an influential professor at the school, befriending and working with the groups of students who would later become known as the Hairy Who and Chicago Imagists. This collage is named for a species of pheasant, the great argus, known for bearing a pattern on its wings that recalls the hundred-eyed giant, Argus, of Greek mythology.

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Artist

Whitney B. Halstead

Title

Argus Pheasant

Origin

United States

Date

1958

Medium

Collage composed of graphite, pastel and black crayon, with black crayon frottage, cut-and-pasted papers, photograph, and print, on tan wove paper, laid down on tan board

Dimensions

763 x 1018 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Theodore Halkin

Reference Number

1980.384

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