Untitled (Bejeweled Antler)
Plastic and rhinestones
3 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 7 1/4" OVERALL
Beginning in 1988, the Norton Family sent a limited edition Christmas gift to a wide list of friends in the art community including art institutions. Commissioned by an artist, the gift encompassed a variety of multi-media artworks incluidng a porcelain ashtray, a printed fan, a woven blanket, a lifesaver, a dollhouse and a crazy coffee cup all of which later became part of the Norton Family Art Projects. In Swanson's Bejeweled Antler, the artist combines his rural background of hunter and outdoorsman (antler) giving it an allure of glamour -- with rhinestones commenting on larger societal issues.
b. United States, 1969
Gift of Bruce Robertson and Thomas Kren
SWANSON, Marc and b. United States, 1969, “SWANSON, Marc,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed October 5, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/16643.