Current Location:
Pew Campus (Grand Rapids) -> Public Safety Office (WAT)
Location Notes:
WAT; Near Room 1211

Outsider Art ➔ Hub Cap

Artwork
Identifier:
2019.10.10
Artist:
Ericc "Etok" Tascott
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Mixed Media
Date:
2013
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 16.5" Width: 16.5" Depth: 4"
Description:
Painted hubcap with cardboard surrounding. Exterior of rim is yellow, also include blue, black and green spaces decorated with multi-color dots.
Historical Context:
Outsider art is art made by self-taught artists, or those artists who have little or no contact with the mainstream art world or art institutions. The term outsider art was coined by art critic Roger Cardinal in 1972 as an English synonym for art brut (French for "raw art" or "rough art"), a label created by French artist Jean Dubuffet to describe art created outside the boundaries of official culture; Dubuffet focused particularly on art by those on the outside of the established art scene, using as examples psychiatric hospital patients and children.