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Lee Bontecou

Untitled, 1961

1961

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Lee Bontecou, Untitled, 1961, 1961  61.41 For Teachers

Ask students to spend a minute looking at this image. Lee Bontecou lived above a New York City laundry, and she used discarded pieces of material and machines from the laundry in her sculpture. What other materials can students see?

Ask students to make three lists of words that describe this work. Each list should focus on a different part of speech, such as nouns, adjectives, and verbs. Have students circle one word from each list and share these with a small group. The group can work together to come up with a short poem or a few sentences that use these wonderfully descriptive words!

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