Willie Cole. Domestic I.D. IV. 1992. Iron scorches and pencil on paper mounted in recycled painted wooden window frame, 35 × 32 × 1 1/8″ (88.9 × 81.3 × 3.4 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Purchased with funds given by Agnes Gund

Sculptor Willie Cole has been pre-occupied with the steam iron as a domestic, artistic, and symbolic object for over a decade. Using heat as a kind of ink and an iron as a stamping device, he creates elaborate compositions out of repeated printed forms.

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