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BETYE SAAR

Betye Saar, Courtesy of the artist and Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, California. Photo by Jacob Wheeler.
Born in Los Angeles, artist Betye Saar is one of the most important of her generation. As one of the artists who ushered in the development of Assemblage art, Betye Saar's practice reflects on African American identity, spirituality, and the connectedness between different cultures. Her symbolically rich body of work has evolved over time to demonstrate the environmental, cultural, political, racial, technological, economic, and historical context in which it exists. Saar's work can be found in the permanent collections of more than 60 museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; Whitney Museum of American Arts, New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and Los Angeles County Museum of Art.


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