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Mark di Suvero

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Untitled, 1961-62
Wood, stainless steel and steel, 61 x 81.3 x 50.8 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Hannelore B. and Rudolph B. Schulhof Collection, bequest of Hannelore B. Schulhof, 2012
2012.45


Di Suvero’s non-figurative sculpture is conceived in an intuitive and improvised manner, similar to the Abstract Expressionist approach to painting. He seeks to give life to his forms, instilling them with a sense of immediacy and joy. This sculpture was executed shortly after Di Suvero nearly died working on an elevator in a building. Its animated quality might, therefore, embody the choice of life over death.

credits: Hangar Design Group