Cart, 2011 - John Outterbridge

About the Work

About Cart

By taking a mini shopping cart and filling it with bundles of colorful rags, Outtenbridge subtly conveys the individuality found amongst the homeless population of Los Angeles (the city with the largest homeless population in the United States).

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By taking a mini shopping cart and filling it with bundles of colorful rags, Outtenbridge subtly conveys the individuality found amongst the homeless population of Los Angeles (the city with the largest homeless population in the United States).

First seen as part of a larger exhibition, The Rag Factory at LAXART, Art in America reviewed the work as "a poetic treatment of relevant social issues, such as the stark division between haves and have-nots, and reflected the resilience and fragility of the human spirit."Read Less

About the Artist

About John Outterbridge

A seminal figure in the Los Angeles assemblage movement of the 1960s and '70s, John Outterbridge searched for a new visual language to represent the ...Read More
A seminal figure in the Los Angeles assemblage movement of the 1960s and '70s, John Outterbridge searched for a new visual language to represent the African-American experience. Outterbridge drew on assemblage, folk art, African sculpture, and community activism to create poetic works from the most basic of discarded materials. In his art, it is not unusual to find trash, rubber, burlap, nails, broken glass, rusted steel, and hair.

Outterbridge was the first director of the Watts Towers Art Center, serving in that role for seventeen years. He also served as a mentor for many artists, including David Hammons, Betye Saar, John Riddle, and Noah Purifoy. His sculpture work has been reviewed in the New York Times, and his work is owned by prominent museums, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and has been exhibited at global institutions such as the Pompidou Centre in Paris.
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John Outterbridge and Kris Kuramitsu Artist-Curator Talk: The Rag Factory from LAXART on Vimeo.

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Description

Archival pigment print.

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Signed and numbered by the artist.

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