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Girl Washing Hair at Sink

In his sculptures, George Segal addressed topics of great moral and emotional weight (such as the Holocaust), but he also focused on the minutiae of everyday life. Cast in plaster and placed in environments comprised of found objects, these sculptures evoke the dignity and beauty of daily rituals and events. Although Segal cast his sculptures directly from the bodies of family members, acquaintances, and friends, few of his models—including the model for this work—have been securely identified.

George Segal
American, 1924‒2000
Girl Washing Hair at Sink
1971
Mixed media
62 x 60 x 30 in. (157.5 x 152.4 x 76.2 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Purchased with the aid of funds from the NEA and gifts from Dr. Richard D. Young and Dr. and Mrs. Henry R. Hope, 73.20

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