Untitled (Marie Von Bruenchenhein)
A self-taught American artist whose work only garnered attention after his death, Eugene Von Bruenchenhein created prolifically and eclectically, working with whatever materials were on hand. He painted on cardboard with hand-made brushes, made ceramics with clay collected at construction sites, and built intricate sculptures out of chicken bones. Among his earliest works are photographs, such as this double exposure, in which his wife, Marie, plays the starring role.
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