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George Segal, The Bus Driver, 1962

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George Segal - Bus Riders, 1962. Hirschorn Museum. The figures he made were put into environments. Segal's works portray life's banal activities, intimate activities, and political subjects. All of these situations highlight the routine that everyone follows . Segal's figures appear to be frozen in time.

George Segal - Bus Riders, 1962. Hirschorn Museum. The figures he made were put into environments. Segal's works portray life's banal activities, intimate activities, and political subjects. All of these situations highlight the routine that everyone follows . Segal's figures appear to be frozen in time.

Bus Riders, (1962) Pop sculpture. George Segal (1924-2000) created sculptures which were quite haunting and captured the mood of the modern era of alienation. He went beyond tradition and created life size figures out of plaster. These figures were then placed in mundane settings with props that were quite ordinary.

THE COMMUTERS Sculptural Group by George Segal, Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York City by jag9889, via Flickr

George Segal, American, b. New York City, 1924-2000 Bus Riders, 1962 Plaster, cotton gauze, leather, vinyl, steel and wood 70 X 42 3/8 X 90 3/4 IN. (177.8 X 107.6 X 230.4 CM.) Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966