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More is More: Multiples
Multiplesthree-dimensional art objects produced in series of identical editionsfind their way from the shelves of retail stores into museum collections and the homes of consumers worldwide. This focus exhibition featuring approximately 25 multiples highlights the mediums sense of whimsy. Textiles, ceramics, clothing, decorative objects and toys by women artists frequently offer tongue-in-cheek social and cultural commentary. A number of works in More is More were created to benefit charitable initiatives within the arts. Eye-catching multiples by Cindy Sherman, Mickalene Thomas, Barbara Kruger, Helen Marten, Jiha Moon and others invite inquiry into the temptation of retail and the allure of fine art.
Photo: Mickalene Thomas, Pocket Mirror, 2016; Brushed bronze with epoxy-coated artwork, 2 7/8 in. diameter; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Gift of Steven Scott, Baltimore, in honor of NMWA Chief Curator, Kathryn A. Wat; Photo by Lee Stalsworth