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© Estate of Robert Watts, Courtesy Robert Watts Studio Archive, New York

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Title
Chest of Moles (Portrait of Pamela)
Artist
Robert Watts
Date
1965–1985
Dimensions
overall installed 17 × 16.875 × 7.625 inches
Materials
photo-embedments in plastic, illuminated glass, wooden case, light fixture and lightbulb
Location
Not on view

Object Details

Type
Sculpture
Accession Number
1993.127.1-.21
Style
Fluxus
Inscriptions
in black ink on reverse of wooden case on white adhesive label at upper left “R. Watts”; in black ink on reverse of wooden case on white adhesive label at upper left “#72/Portrait of Pamela/1985./Note: Lights are not instant/start. Wait after switch-on.”
Physical Description
A wooden and glass shelved case containg plastic photo-embedments of moles. The bottom shelf is white glass which diffuses the light from the light bulb underneath the shelf to illuminate the entire case.
Credit Line
T. B. Walker Acquisition Fund, 1993
Object Copyright
© Estate of Robert Watts, Courtesy Robert Watts Studio Archive, New York (image credits)