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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 the School of the Art Institute of Chicago 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.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Whitney B. Halstead

Title

Argus Pheasant

Place

United States (Artist's nationality:)

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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

76.3 × 101.8 cm (30 1/16 × 40 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Theodore Halkin

Reference Number

1980.384

Extended information about this artwork

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