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ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection
January 9–February 23, 2020
This exhibition of thoughtful and whimsical interpretations of tools as objects of beauty, or instruments of satire, features more than 40 imaginative works in sculpture, painting, photography, and works on paper. Berenice Abbott, William Eggleston, Jim Dine, Claes Oldenburg, James Rosenquist, Arman, Richard Estes, Red Grooms, Fernand Léger, and Roger Shimomura are among the 28 artists represented. These creations serve as reminders that tools embody the “can-do” spirit and may be an extension of oneself. The works on view are part of a massive collection originally belonging to hardware-industry pioneer John Hechinger.
This exhibition is made possible through a leadership gift from the Helena Foundation and is generously sponsored by PNC Bank. Additional support is provided by David and Laura Watt, Richard and Carole Falk, and Katie Blyth + Gary Brown + Brogan Brown.
ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection was organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC. Gift of John and June Hechinger.