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But is it art…?

19 August 2017

9:00 AM

19 August 2017

9:00 AM

In the 1950s a childless couple in the deserts of California set about creating their own family. Calvin and Ruby Black carved more than eighty life-sized wooden dolls, dressed them in peasant smocks and gave them names and personalities. The Blacks never thought of themselves as artists. But over half a century later Dollland – the collection of their ‘children’, some sporting sad little smiles, others downturned lips and dead eyes – is the grand finale in The Museum of Everything, Australia’s largest ever dedication to ‘private art’ now at MONA in Hobart.

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