Duane Hanson - Sculptures of the American Dream focuses on the artist‘s fundamental theme: the American everyday life with its disappointed hopes and wishes. Duane Hanson's figures depict those who did not fully succeed in their quest for the American Dream. Some of his first critical realistic sculptures are also included. Furthermore, series of polaroids are added, which Hanson took of his models as sketches for his sculptures. On display for the first time at all, out of the private archives of the artist, a series of studies of sculptures and fragments is shown, i.e. the bust of Hanson‘s self portrait.

Exhibition objects: 21 hyperrealistic figures, 26 single figures
Exhibition space: about 700 sqm
Catalogue: catalogue in 5 languages, 192 pages
Exhibition venues 2007-2009
Arken Museum Ishoj, Denmark, 27.01.07-03.06.07
Helsinki City Art Museum, Finland, 14.06.2007-30.09.2007
UNESCO Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte, Germany, 02.11.07-15.05.08
Fundación Canal, Madrid, Spain, 29.05.08-24.08.08
Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, Austria, 06.09.08-01.03.09
La Vilette, Paris, France, 20.04.10-15.08.10
Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, Germany, 27.11.10-06.03.11
Musée d'Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium, 20.02.2014 - 25.05.2014
Visitors424 000 visitors