John Buck

American (Ames, Iowa, 1946)

In the Eyes of the Beholder

sculpture | wood with enamel
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    John Buck, In the Eyes of the Beholder, 1979; wood with enamel, 119 1/2 in. x 126 in. x 21 1/2 in. (303.53 cm x 320.04 cm x 54.61 cm); Collection SFMOMA, Gift of Roy and Gloria De Forest; © John Buck

119 1/2 in. x 126 in. x 21 1/2 in. (303.53 cm x 320.04 cm x 54.61 cm)
Acquired 1979
Collection SFMOMA
Gift of Roy and Gloria De Forest
© John Buck


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