Happy Landing

  • Aaron J. Goodelman, Happy Landing, ca. 1930, Tennessee marble, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Sarah Goodelman, 1981.44.4

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Aaron Goodelman’s dramatic sculptures express the power and energy used in their creation. Of his own process, the artist once said that he “roughed out, hewed, carved with mallet and chisel.” Goodelman used resistant material like granite to create robust figures that resemble primitive sculptures. The tension in this figure and the traces of the artist’s efforts suggest a sly humor in the title.

Title
Happy Landing
Artist
Date
ca. 1930
On View
Dimensions
18 3/8 x 10 1/4 x 10 in. (46.6 x 26.0 x 25.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Sarah Goodelman

Mediums
Mediums Description
Tennessee marble
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure male – full length
Object Number
1981.44.4
Palette
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ca. 1930
plaster/cast and joined
ca. 1940
carved, stained and waxed wood, and formed and welded metal
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cast and painted plaster
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cast and painted plaster

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