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Edward Kienholz

 (1927 - 1994)
Edward Kienholz was active/lived in New York.  Edward Kienholz is known for funk assemblage, mixed media.

Edward Kienholz

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A gallery operator turned artist, Edward Kienholz became one of the leading figures associated with the radical movement on the West Coast and was identified with Popular Culture or Pop Art.

He used common everyday objects in has assemblages and full-scale environments to jar public awareness of social issues that people like to avoid. However, unlike most pop artists, his imagery was not the conventional items of popular culture but was junk--raw, discarded, highly personal items that he found at swap meets, garage sales and in dumpsters. This element of chance effect also aligned him with the Dada movement.

He was born in 1927 on a farm in Fairfield, Washington, and had little higher education except for a few semesters of   ...  Displaying 750 of 1354 characters.

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About  Edward Kienholz

Born:  1927 - Fairfield, Washington
Died:   1994
Known for:  funk assemblage, mixed media