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Peter Johansson
Head, 1999
Balaklava, embrodery, vitrine, styrofoam head 
55 x 37 x 38 cm

A large, glass cabinet used for displaying art objects.

Often used in museums, the vitrine was appropriated by artists like Joseph Cornell in the 1950s and Joseph Beuys in the mid 1960s to display unusual materials they invested with spiritual or personal significance.