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Mahout's Seat
  • Edward Renouf
    born: Hsiku, China ; died: Washington Depot, Connecticut, United States ; active: United States
  • Mahout's Seat, 1960
  • Where object was made: United States
  • steel, casting, welding, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 45.72 x 35.56 x 20.32 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 18 x 14 x 8 in
  • The Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, The University of Kansas, The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, a joint initiative of the Trustees of the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection and the National Gallery of Art, with generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • Not on display
  • 2009.0072
Label Text

Welded steel with overall black powder-coat finish. Made of found objects, including a trailer hitch, gate latch and roller skate wheel. Abstract form resembles a seat atop large wheels (a real mahout is an Indian elephant driver, so the title of this piece refers to a seat that would be perched atop and elephant).