Mark di Suvero

Untitled

1961–62

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.

Artist Mark di Suvero
Date 1961–62
Medium Wood, stainless steel and steel
Dimensions 61 x 81.3 x 50.8 cm
Credit line Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York, Hannelore B. and Rudolph B. Schulhof Collection, bequest of Hannelore B. Schulhof, 2012
Accession 2012.45
Collection Schulhof Collection
Type Sculpture

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