Duane Hanson

Duane Hanson was born in 1925 in Minnesota and died in 1996 in Florida, United States. He is considered the leading figure in hyperrealism, in the wake of Pop Art. He drew inspiration from the work of George Segal for his plaster casts on living models and from the work of Edward Kienholz or the French Realist painters of the 19th century. Hanson carefully moulded his characters on living models, then painted them in oils and dressed them in real accessories that were intended to indicate what sociological group they belonged to. He staged scenes with middle-class American men and women, particularly delivery-men, tourists, housewives, old-age pensioners, workers and supermarket customers…

His work was included in the exhibition 'Untitled, 2020' (2020) at Punta della Dogana.