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Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt

A Rite of Passage: The Velvet Cat Tail and the Silk Tiger Lily
1987–1988

On view
Floor 6

Date
1987–1988

Classification
Sculpture

Medium
Wood ,metalic foil, 45 RPM vinyl record, artificial flowers, Saran wrap, metal staples, fabric, plastic beads, and fiber-tipped pen

Dimensions
Overall: 38 7/8 × 15 1/2 × 15 1/8in. (98.7 × 39.4 × 38.4 cm)

Accession number
2001.291

Credit line
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Robert Kushner

Rights and reproductions
© artist or artist’s estate




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