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Bronze Sculptures of Regal African Women by Wangechi Mutu Make History at the Metropolitan Museum

One year ago   |   By Colossal

The Seated I, 2019. Wangechi Mutu
Kenyan-American artist Wangechi Mutu was commissioned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art to create four bronze sculptures of African women collectively titled “The NewOnes, will free Us.” The seated women are nearly 7 feet tall and each weigh more than 840 lbs. The sculptures are the first works of art to fill the niches of the museum's Fifth Avenue facade since the building's completion in 1902.
Mutu's sculptures, individually titled The Seated I, II, III, and IV , are dressed in coiled garments and feature polished discs on different parts of their heads...
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