American, born Cuba
(Havana, Cuba, 1948 - 1985, New York City, New York)
Tallus Mater (Madre Tallo/Stem Mother)
ficus tree roots
Not currently on view in the museum
60 1/2 in. x 24 1/4 in. x 4 in. (153.67 cm x 61.6 cm x 10.16 cm)
Fractional purchase through gift and gift of Lenore Pereira and Richard Niles, and Accessions Committee Fund purchase
© Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection, Courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York
abstract, organic shapes, mothers, roots
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