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The Tar Roofer


George Segal



Institution Walker Art Center
Location Not on view.
The Tar Roofer, George Segal
Sculpture installed in photo studio
Courtesy Walker Art Center
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Medium: Sculpture, Sculptures | plaster, wood, tar, enamel, rope, mop, buckets
Size: overall installed 87 x 84 x 96 inches
Culture: American
Physical Description: A life-size plaster figure holding a mop, seemingly applying tar to a black wooden platform. To the figures left, a pulley tower suspends a bucket of tar.
Credit: Collection Walker Art Center; Gift of Donna and Carroll Janis, 2009
Accession Number: 2009.32.1-.8
Rights: Art © The George and Helen Segal Foundation/VAGA, New York, NY
Artist: George Segal, American, 1924-2000
Role: Artist
Nationality: American
Life Dates: American, 1924-2000
Added to Site: September 9, 2009