Shack Town

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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
2000
Wood, corrugated tin, clothing, rope, pocketbooks, wheelbarrow, fifty-five-gallon drum, photograph, wire, nails, enamel, spray paint, and Splash Zone compound
92 x 76 x 70 inches
Collection of
New Orleans Museum of Art
museum purchase and gift of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation
Description

The bustlike Shack Town is a corrugated-tin shanty that is also a huge, stylized human torso whose forms, colors, and textures echo and amplify the framed picture of a Caucasian Jesus hanging on its wall.