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1977 Seymour Lipton Born: New York, New York 1903 Died: Glen Cove, New York 1986 monel/brazed with nickel-silver on limestone base 8 1/8 x 8 5/8 x 5 1/4 in. (20.7 x 22.0 x 13.3 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mr. Seymour Lipton 1978.127.3 Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Luce Center Quote

ā€œIā€™m still exploring. To me, sculpture is a great adventure, unending and always fresh.ā€ Seymour Lipton, National Collection of Fine Arts, 1979

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Seymour Lipton adopted the surrealist technique of free association, making numerous rough drawings in crayon to explore different combinations of shapes without a coherent plan. These shapes were then cut from sheet steel or Monel, a type of white bronze, and welded into place. The rough metal, sharp corners, and visible welds give the piece a raw, unfinished appearance.

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Abstract

sculpture

metal - monel

metal - nickel silver

stone - limestone