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Borstal Boy

1961
Kahlil G. Gibran (American, 1922–2008)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

38.73 x 23.49 x 15.24 cm (15 1/4 x 9 1/4 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

1992.232

Medium or Technique

Hammered steel plate and wire

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Sculpture

A portrait mask of the poet Brendan Behan, an Anglo-Irish poet. Wire hair set with laurel werath. Steel plate on underside, behind eyes.

Inscription

Stamped on

Markings

Paper label on reverse: "BORSTAL BOY" / 1961 / HAMMERED STEEL / KAHLIL GIBRAN"

Provenance

1992, purchased from the artist by Martha and William Ross; 1992, gift to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Martha E. and William H. Ross