Happy Landing

Media - 1981.44.4 - SAAM-1981.44.4_1 - 56991
Copied Aaron J. Goodelman, Happy Landing, ca. 1930, Tennessee marble, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Sarah Goodelman, 1981.44.4

Artwork Details

Title
Happy Landing
Date
ca. 1930
Dimensions
18 3810 1410 in. (46.626.025.5 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Sarah Goodelman
Mediums
Mediums Description
Tennessee marble
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure male — full length
Object Number
1981.44.4

Artwork Description

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.