New-York Historical Society | Betye Saar: Keepin’ It Clean

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Betye Saar (b. 1926)
Supreme Quality, 1998
Mixed media on vintage washboard, metal
washtub, wood stand
Courtesy of the artist and Roberts Projects, Los
Angeles, CA
Photo: Tim Lanterman, Scottsdale Museum of
Contemporary Art

Betye Saar (b. 1926)
Liberation, 2011
Mixed media on vintage washboard
Collection of Sheila Silber
Courtesy of the artist and Roberts Projects, Los
Angeles, CA
Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

Betye Saar (b. 1926)
Dark Times, 2015
Mixed media on vintage washboard, clock
Courtesy of the artist and Roberts Projects, Los
Angeles, CA
Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

Betye Saar (b. 1926)
Extreme Times Call for Extreme Heroines, 2017
Mixed media and wood figure on vintage
washboard, clock
Courtesy of the artist and Roberts Projects, Los
Angeles, CA
Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

Betye Saar (b. 1926)
We Was Mostly ’Bout Survival, 2017
Mixed media assemblage on vintage ironing board
The Eileen Harris Norton Collection
Courtesy of the artist and Roberts Projects, Los
Angeles, CA
Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

Creative: Tronvig Group