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Titi in Window

John Ahearn

Contemporary Art

Titi in Window and Luis’s Mother are part of a series of works completed by John Ahearn and his collaborator, Rigoberto Torres, in the Longwood neighborhood of the South Bronx. Starting in 1979 and continuing throughout the 1980s, a time when this community was struggling economically and socially, Ahearn and Torres created plaster castings of their neighbors and friends. The two sculptors would often cast their subjects on the sidewalk, and then display the finished busts publicly on walls in the neighborhood.
MEDIUM Oil on reinforced polydam
DATES 1985
DIMENSIONS 72 x 30 x 12 in. (182.9 x 76.2 x 30.5 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Contemporary Art
CREDIT LINE Gift of Cheryl and Henry Welt in memory of Abraham Joseph Welt
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION John Ahearn (American, born 1951). Titi in Window, 1985. Oil on reinforced polydam, 72 x 30 x 12 in. (182.9 x 76.2 x 30.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Cheryl and Henry Welt in memory of Abraham Joseph Welt, 87.194.1. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 87.194.1_PS11.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 87.194.1_PS11.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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