We received this kind thank you note after one of our K-12 tours. The “bling bling” work of art Damian mentions is Thomas Hirschhorn’s Necklace CNN (pictured) which was on view in the first half of 2013 as part of our Recent Acquisitions installation. Necklace CNN is being considered alongside many of the works from the museum’s permanent collection for our upcoming exhibition Sound/Vision: Contemporary Art from the Collection.
Thomas Hirschhorn, Necklace CNN, 2002. Cardboard, foil, plastic, gold wrapping paper, and tape 98 1/2 x 31 1/2 x 4 inches (250.2 x 80 x 10.2 cm). Gift of the Rubell Family Collection in honor of Blake Byrne, T’57. 2012.9.1.
Fahamu Pecou, Nunna My Heros: After Barkley Hendricks’ ‘Icon for My Man Superman,’ 1969, 2011. Acrylic, gold leaf, and oil stick on canvas. 63 x 49 1/2 inches (160 x 125.7 cm). Gift of Marjorie and Michael Levine, T’84. 2012.8.1.
Barkley L. Hendricks, Bahsir (Robert Gowens), 1975. Oil and acrylic on canvas. 83 1/2 x 66 inches (212.1 x 167.6 cm). Museum purchase with additional funds provided by Jack Neely. 2007.5.1.