Kienholz: Five Car Stud at Fondazione Prada, Milan, May 19 – December 31, 2016

“Five Car Stud is considered one of the American artist’s most significant works. Despite the controversy and attention that it earned from critics right from its debut, the piece remained hidden from view in the storage of a Japanese collector for almost forty years. The artwork was only presented once again to the viewing public in 2011 and 2012 following restoration, first at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and then at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark. Today the artwork is part of the Prada Collection, and is being shown for the first time ever in Italy as part of this exhibition, where it forms the central nucleus of an exhibition path that runs from the Sud gallery to the Deposito, and extends into an external space, presenting 25 artworks including sculpture, assemblages and tableaux realized by the Kienholzes from 1959 to 1994, as well as documentation material on the history and making of Five Car Stud.” ― Fondazione Prada

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Edward & Nancy Reddin Kienholz, The Bronze Pinball Machine with Woman Affixed Also, 1980.

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Edward Kienholz, ‘Ore The Ramparts We Watched, Fascinated, 1959.

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Edward & Nancy Reddin Kienholz, The Bear Chair, 1991.

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Edward Kienholz, The Nativity, 1961.

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From left to right: Edward & Nancy Reddin Kienholz, The Twilight Home, 1983. Edward & Nancy Reddin Kienholz, The Death Watch, 1976. Edward & Nancy Reddin Kienholz, Useful Art No. 1 (chest of drawers & TV), 1992.

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From left to right: Edward & Nancy Reddin Kienholz, The Twilight Home, 1983. Edward & Nancy Reddin Kienholz, The Death Watch, 1976.

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From left to right: Edward & Nancy Reddin Kienholz, The Death Watch, 1976. Edward & Nancy Reddin Kienholz, Useful Art No. 1 (chest of drawers & TV), 1992. Edward & Nancy Reddin Kienholz, Bout Round Eleven, 1982.

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Edward & Nancy Reddin Kienholz, Bout Round Eleven, 1982.

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From left to right: Edward & Nancy Reddin Kienholz, The Rhinestone Beaver Peep Show Triptych, 1980. Edward & Nancy Reddin Kienholz, The Pool Hall, 1993.

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Edward & Nancy Reddin Kienholz, Jody, Jody, Jody, 1993–94.

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Center: Edward & Nancy Reddin Kienholz, The Merry-Go-World or Begat By Chance and the Wonder Horse Trigger, 1991-94. Left: Edward & Nancy Reddin Kienholz, Drawing from Elle, 1991. Right: Edward & Nancy Reddin Kienholz, Drawing from Angel, 1990.

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Center: Edward & Nancy Reddin Kienholz, The Merry-Go-World or Begat By Chance and the Wonder Horse Trigger, 1991-94. Right: Edward & Nancy Reddin Kienholz, Drawing from Elle, 1991.

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Edward & Nancy Reddin Kienholz, 76 J.C.s Led the Big Charade, 1993–94.

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Edward Kienholz, Five Car Stud, 1969–72.

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Edward Kienholz, Five Car Stud, 1969–72.

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Edward & Nancy Reddin Kienholz, The Caddy Court, 1986–87.

Views of the exhibition “Kienholz: Five Car Stud”, curated by Germano Celant, Fondazione Prada, Milan. Photos Delfino Sisto Legnani Studio. Courtesy Fondazione Prada