Untitled

  • Mark di Suvero, Untitled, 1967, welded steel and stainless steel, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Edith S. and Arthur J. Levin, 2005.5.20A-B

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Mark di Suvero became a trained crane operator in 1966, several years after an elevator accident left him temporarily unable to sculpt with his hands. He quickly came to think of the crane as an extension of his body that allowed him to manipulate enormous pieces of steel and iron. Soon he began to create small sculptures with dangling sculptural elements that mimic a crane’s form and function. For example, di Suvero balanced the U-shaped piece in this work as if it were a load hanging from the boom of a crane.

Title
Untitled
Artist
Date
1967
On View
Dimensions
overall: 27 3/4 x 23 1/8 x 21 1/4 in. (70.5 x 58.7 x 54.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Edith S. and Arthur J. Levin

Mediums
Mediums Description
welded steel and stainless steel
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
Object Number
2005.5.20A-B
Palette
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