ArtCure 2016 – ART TO BEAT CANCER for Children's Research Institute 2015
Auction Ends: May 8, 2015 09:00 PM CDT


"2nd Caller"

Item Number
Estimated Value
$1,500 USD
$700 USD to al975107e
Number of Bids
1  -  Bid History

Item Description

15" high x 7" long x 9" deep

Wire, Manzanita Branch

Artist: Helen Altman. Sculpture courtesy of the artist and Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas

The final price for this sculpture will be MATCHED, thereby doubling the donation to impactful cancer research at Children's Research Institute. 

Artist's Statement

Many of my works use commonplace materials and objects. I respond to readymade objects that are often discards or flawed in some obvious way. Alterations in these familiar things elevate them and draw parallels to our own human predicament.

I am also interested in mimics and replicas. It is a happy moment for me when

I can create objects that are simultaneously convincing and yet blatantly absurd in their obvious artificiality.

About the Artist

Helen Altman was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She earned her BFA, in 1981, her MA in 1986, both at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, and her MFA, from the University of North Texas, Denton, in 1989.
Her work is in the permanent collections of the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX; the Dallas Museum of Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL.

Helen currently resides in Fort Worth, TX, with her four dogs.

For more information on Helen's Awards, Grants, Solo and Group Exhibitions, please visit the Talley-Dunn Gallery at: