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Ruth Asawa made hundreds of masks of her San Francisco community—now a local museum is putting them on permanent display

Ruth Asawa made hundreds of masks of her San Francisco community—now a local museum is putting them on permanent display

An image of artist Ruth Asawa infront of her Wall of Masks

Ruth Asawa with life masks on the exterior wall of her house. Photography by Terry Schmitt. ARTWORK: Untitled (LC.012, Wall of Masks), c. 1966–2000. Ceramic, bisque-fired clay. © 2022 Ruth Asawa Lanier, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy David Zwirner. Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University. William Alden Campbell and Martha Campbell Art Acquisition Fund, 2020.172.1–233

 

Representing one of the artist’s least known but most ambitious works, "The Faces of Ruth Asawa" is going on show at Stanford University's Cantor Arts Center.

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