George Segal

The Dancers

The artist

Born in 1924 in New York, George Segal lived and worked in New Jersey, USA, until his death in 2000. His tableaux are reflections on the individual and her/his place in 20th century society. He plays on the permeability of spaces, inviting the viewer to enter into a dialogue with anonymous and motionless figures. He pioneered the application of plaster bandages to the model's body, a technique he used to reveal the evocative power of gesture and its poetical, social, erotic and political dimensions.

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