Betye Saar
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Betye Saar

Betye Saar
Artist Betye Saar in herstudio in 1970, with Black Girls Window, acquired by MOMA in 2013. (Bob Nakamura / Roberts & Tilton)
Betye Saar
Vintage clocks of all shapes and sizes can be found in Betye Saar’s Laurel Canyon studio. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
“The Edge of Ethics,”  foreground, and “Seated Shadow With Bird Cages” are part of retrospectiv
“The Edge of Ethics,”  foreground, and “Seated Shadow With Bird Cages” are part of retrospective at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Arizona. ((Carolina A. Miranda / Los Angeles Times))
At the heart of Saar’s studio sits a collection of ceramic mammies, notorious artifac
At the heart of Saar’s studio sits a collection of ceramic mammies, notorious artifacts that she transforms into something mighty. ((Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times))
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“The Liberation of Aunt Jemima,” 1972, channeled Saar’s humor, outrage. (Betye Saar / Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive)
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“Alpha & Omega,” in the Arizona show, conveys visions of otherworldly passages. (Carolina A. Miranda / Los Angeles Times)
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“Migration: Africa to America I,” 2006, is among Saar’s mixed-media assemblages in the Scottsdale exhibit. Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (Tim Lanterman / Scottsdale Museum of Contemporar)
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A detail from Saar’s installation “Red Time,” from the retrospective “Still Tickin’.”
 (Carolina A. Miranda / Los Angeles Times)
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Artist Betye Saar in her Laurel Canyon studio in Los Angeles. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
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