Duane Hanson

Sculptures of the American Dream

Duane Hanson – Sculptures of the American Dream focused on the artist‘s fundamental theme: the American everyday life with its disappointed hopes and wishes. Duane Hanson’s figures depict those who did not fully succeed in their quest for the American Dream. Some of his first critical realistic sculptures had been included, too. Furthermore, series of polaroids had been added, which Hanson took of his models as sketches for his sculptures. On display for the first time at all, out of the private archives of the artist, was a series of studies of sculptures and fragments, i.e. the bust of Hanson‘s self portrait.

The exhibition is no longer available.

Exhibition objects: 21 hyperrealistic figures, 26 single figures
Exhibition space: about 700 sqm
Catalog: catalog in 5 languages, 192 pages

Exhibition venues 2007-2009:
Arken Museum, Ishøj, Denmark, 27.01.2007-03.06.2007
Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland, 14.06.2007-30.09.2007
UNESCO Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte, Völklingen, Germany, 02.11.2007-15.05.2008
Fundación Canal, Madrid, Spain, 29.05.2008-24.08.2008
Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, Austria, 06.09.2008-01.03.2009
La Vilette, Paris, France, 20.04.2010-15.08.2010
Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, Germany, 27.11.2010-06.03.2011
Musée d’Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium, 20.02.2014 – 25.05.2014

Visitors: 424 000 visitors

Duane Hanson, Man on a Mower (Edition1/3), 1995
© Institut für Kulturaustausch

Duane Hanson, Policeman and Rioter, 1967
© Institut für Kulturaustausch

Duane Hanson, Housepainter I, 1984/1988
© Institut für Kulturaustausch

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