Prayer

  • Seymour Lipton, Prayer, 1977, limestone, nickel silver, monel, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mr. Seymour Lipton, 1978.127.3

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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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“I’m still exploring. To me, sculpture is a great adventure, unending and always fresh.” Seymour Lipton, National Collection of Fine Arts, 1979

Title
Prayer
Artists
Date
1977
On View
Dimensions
8 1/8 x 8 5/8 x 5 1/4 in. (20.7 x 22.0 x 13.3 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mr. Seymour Lipton

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
Object Number
1978.127.3
Palette
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