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Putting the Heart Before the Course
Putting the Heart Before the Course
Date:
1982
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Steel, Aluminium, Bronze, Glass, Stone, Wood
Dimensions:
144 x 132 x 48 in. (365.8 x 335.3 x 122 cm)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
North America
Provenance:

The Artist
Lippincott, Inc.
LA Louver Gallery, Los Angeles
Wanda Hansen

Accession Number:
2004.149
Acquisition Date:
2004-12-31
Credit Line:

Gift from a Private Collection in honor of Harry S. Parker III

Exhibition History:

Nothing Lost from the Original: William T. Wiley Looks at Art History, deYoung Museum, 01/10/1996 - 04/076/1996.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, What's It All Mean: William T. Wiley in Retrospect, Sept 12, 2009 - Jan 24, 2010; Berkeley Art Museum, Pacific Film Archive, March 17 - June 20, 2010.

The sculpture is made of an iron cart with two wheels, an upright mast made of iron and partially painted with enamel colors, an iron wolf welded to the cart platform, and a large silhouette of an iron heart on a base plate pulling the cart, with red dripping enamel paint applied to the top. On the cart platform is a swivel "arrow and map clock" made of bronze and steel, and at the rear there is a small iron container with a large upright wooden pole. A very large aluminum eye, partially painted, is attached to the top of the iron mast; and a number of items are suspended from chains and belts from the mast: iron bells, colorful leather straps, a metal basket holding a ball, a bronze shield. Another large aluminum eye is suspended on the underside of the cart. See photographic report in conservation files for details.