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Gallery Program

99 Objects: Robert Slifkin on The Evil New War God by H.C. Westermann

Sun, June 7, 2015  3 PM

Location: Floor Six

Robert Slifkin, scholar, will address The Evil New War God, 1958 by H.C. Westermann (1922–1981).

Named in honor of the Whitney’s new address, 99 Gansevoort Street, 99 Objects is a series of in-gallery programs focusing on individual works of art from the Museum’s collection on view in America Is Hard to See. Speakers include artists, writers, Whitney curators and educators, and an interdisciplinary group of scholars. Programs take place daily.

Free with Museum admission.

H.C. Westermann, 1922–1981, The Evil New War God, 1958. Plated brass, partly chrome‑plated: 16 3/4 × 9 3/4 × 10 7/8 in. (42.6 × 24.8 × 27.6 cm); with base, 17 3/8 × 12 1/2 × 12 7/8 in. (44.1 × 31.8 × 32.7 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Gift of Jean and Howard Lipman 97.113.10 © Estate of H.C. Westermann/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

H.C. Westermann, 1922–1981, The Evil New War God, 1958. Plated brass, partly chrome‑plated: 16 3/4 × 9 3/4 × 10 7/8 in. (42.6 × 24.8 × 27.6 cm); with base, 17 3/8 × 12 1/2 × 12 7/8 in. (44.1 × 31.8 × 32.7 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Gift of Jean and Howard Lipman 97.113.10 © Estate of H.C. Westermann/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY