Music Stand

Media - 1975.168 - SAAM-1975.168_1 - 4758
Copied Wendell Castle, Music Stand, 1975, walnut, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1975.168

Artwork Details

Title
Music Stand
Date
1975
Dimensions
42 1826 3819 14 in. (107.067.049.0 cm)
Credit Line
Museum purchase
Mediums
Mediums Description
walnut
Classifications
Object Number
1975.168

Artwork Description

Music Stand is one of Wendell Castle’s biomorphic pieces of the 1970s that achieved, in his words, “a sense of delicate balance . . . that [seems] to defy gravity.” The graceful, tapered legs reflect Castle’s belief that the base of a piece is as important as what it supports. Music Stand is an example of the artist’s efforts to create furniture that is “equal to sculpture” and “accepted on the same level as other art forms.”