White Ghost

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Artist
Lifespan
1959-
Nationality
Information
Art Type
Media / Materials
Status
Year Completed
2010
Credit
Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Purchased with funds from John and Mary Pappajohn, 2011.5
Location
Latitude & Longitude
41.585107, -93.636727
Location Description
The southeast corner of Grand Avenue and 15th Street.

Nara, who often uses dogs and children as subjects in his work, has uniquely combined the two for “White Ghost.” The sculptures are glossy white fiberglass, and sit on rough stone-like bases, referencing how artifacts and monuments from the past often appear in museums. By presenting the sculptures in such a way, he considers the future ruins of his own work, and ultimately his own mortality.


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