Warrior's Leg

(1966-1967)

Paul Thek, American, b. Brooklyn, New York, 1933–1988

Wax, leather, metal, and paint, 21 1/2 × 12 1/8 × 7 in. (54.5 × 30.7 × 17.7 cm) in artist's vitrine: 26 1/4 × 8 1/4 × 14 1/2 in. (66.7 × 21 × 36.8 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest Fund, 1990

Accession Number: 90.9

Provenance:
Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York, to 25 July 1990
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest Fund, 1990

Exhibition History:
BROOKE ALEXANDER GALLERY, New York. "Paul Thek: Sculpture 1965-1976," 31 May-30 June 1990.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Recent Acquisitions: 1989-1991," 8 October 1991-5 January 1992, unpublished checklist, no. 66.
WITTE DE WITH, CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, Rotterdam. "Paul Thek: The Wonderful World That Almost Was," 3 June-8 October 1995, ill. p. 52. Tour: NEUE NATIONALGALERIE, Berlin, 7 December-18 February 1996; FUNDACIO ANTONI TAPIES, Barcelona, 21 June-2 September; MAC GALERIES CONTEMPORAINES DES MUSEES DE MARSEILLES, 15 October-15 December.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Strange Bodies," 11 December 2008-15 November 2009, no cat.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection," 16 October 2014-24 April 2016, no cat.

Published References:
KALINA, RICHARD. "Real Dead," Arts 66 (December 1991): 52, ill. p. 50.
BUCHHOLZ, DANIEL. Paul Thek (Turin: Castello di Rivara, 1992): ill. p. 13.
FLOOD, RICHARD, Gary Garrels, and Ann Temkin. Robert Gober: Sculpture + Drawing (Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 1999): ill. p. 18.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, American Post-Minimal Sculpture