Collectively known as “Kienholz”, Edward and Nancy’s notoriously gritty assemblages of modern-day rubble are scathingly anti-establishment and utterly unique in tone. Deeply involved in the avant-garde of the 1960s and 70s and associated with San Francisco’s Funk Art movement, Kienholz’ work presents a searing critique of the inhumanity of the 20th century, confronting such issues as abortion, mental illness, and racial discrimination… Read more
About the artwork
Using found objects in their sculptural installations, Edward and Nancy Kienholz are known for their bold works that explored the experience of living in the twentieth century through its detritus. While a cast aluminum duck hangs from this screenprint, the artists sometimes used live animals including black goldfish and squawking parakeets to inject their art with movement and noise.