Edward Kienholz, The State Hospital, 1966, Inside view. Plaster casts, fiberglass, hospital beds, bedpan, hospital table, goldfish bowls, black fish, lighted neon tubing, steel hardware, wood, paint 245 x 360 x 295 cm. Moderna Museet, Stockholm © Kienholz. Photography: Moderna Museet, Stockholm.
Edward Kienholz - The Beanery, 1965
assemblage assembly Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 2012 Kienholz (1927–1994) made The Beanery in 1965, basing it on his local bar, The Original Beanery, on Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles. It took Kienholz six months to consolidate and replicate the bar’s contents in an artwork. Everything in the installation is life size: from the figures (inspired by Kienholz’ s friends and acquaintances) to the bar itself,the bottles of beer and spirits, ash trays, cash register, telephone book, and…