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Duane Hanson at The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

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Hanson’s earliest life-casts, which date from the late 1960s, had an overtly political edge, but in 1970 he began casting ordinary people doing nothing in particular: reading, shopping, hanging about. These Tourists are perhaps his best-known works. Like Andy Warhol, Hanson saw boredom and banality as key characteristics of post-war, consumer society, but he also injected his work with humour and warmth. Although these two figures are presented as a couple, they were cast from life, one after the other, and never even met.

Earlier Event: June 26
Ella Kruglyanskaya at Tate Liverpool
Later Event: June 30
A Kingdom of Hours at Gasworks