Object Record

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Collection Fine Art Collection
Object Name Matchstick Art
Other Name The Man Who Loved the Stars/The Peanut
Catalog Number 1978.2.2
Accession Number 1978.2
Description Octagonal shape. Sits on two legs. "The Man Who loved the Stars" depicts a large 4 pointed star in center with different colored triangles inside. To right of star is African American man's face and lapel, meant to be Benjamin Banneker. To left of star is three dimensional section with match tips and larger pieces of matches glued together.

Reverse side, "The Peanut" represents George Washington Carver. Has squares in decreasing size in multiple colors. At center is rectangle that sits askew. Left side is lower than right. Approximately the shape and appearance of a dollar bill. At the center is the shape of a peanut.
Artist Hawkes, Gerald
People Hawkes, Gerald
Subjects Art
Banneker, Benjamin, 1731-1806.
Banneker, Benjamin, Astronomers. Scientists.
Banneker, Benjamin,--Astronomers.
Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943.
Matches
matchsticks
Money
Peanuts
Star gazing
Stars