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GICKERS II | MICHAEL LIN AND TOM WESSELMANN
2011.December.9, 10:55am
Filed under: 2011.DECEMBER

Michael Lin's 2005 tennis court installation at the Contemporary Museum in Honolulu.

Tom Wesselmann, Dropped Bra (1980).

 

 

 

Two pieces from the Contemporary Museum in Honolulu. Neither have been maintained very well. The grime on Wesselmann’s bra adds to the sculpture’s narrative aspect. Nothing piques the interest like discarded dirty underwear.


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We’ve just completed conservation of the “Dropped Bra”! Just reinstalled it—it’s now back to its glossy pink.

Comment by Lesa Griffith

Thanks for the notice Lesa! My visit to the Contemporary Museum was a highlight of my trip to Hawaii a few years ago, and I’ll definitely visit and see the restored piece if I’m in the area again. Good work! (Anyone interested please see the link in the comment below.)

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