Alfred Earl Hansen was an American painter, performance artist, collage artist, and printmaker. Al Hansen was born in the year 1927 in New York City.
The artist served in World War Two.
Price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $75,000.
A signature performance work of the artist was to push a piano off a roof. One of the first times he did this the piano was five stories up.
The artist was a friend of Yoko Ono.
In some of his collage works he used unusual materials including cigarette butts and candy bar wrappers. Two works in the gallery are made using cigarette butts.
In this clip we view a film made by Al Hansen in Copenhagen, Denmark:
Hansen was a frequent visitor to Andy Warhol’s Factory studio.
The artist is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art located in New York City.
Hansen was part of the Fluxus movement.
The artist passed away in 1995. He was 67 years of age.
What a fun style the artist created! His style of art using the loose representation of the female form and often text are very inspiring. Perhaps most impressive are his works of the female figure made from cardboard scraps. Hansen was a great example of how fantastic imagery can be made from anything!