Figure on a Trunk

Inspired by the horrors she witnessed firsthand during World War II, Abakanowicz created headless forms that portray a persistence of spirit and strength in spite of tragedy. This highly iconic sculpture epitomizes the physical and emotional integrity that has brought the artist wide-spread international claim.

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Magdalena Abakanowicz. _Figure on a Trunk_, 1998. Bronze, 96 x 103 x 24 inches. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. © Magdalena Abakanowicz.