José De Rivera

Construction No. 67


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Not on display

José De Rivera 1904–1985
Object: 737 × 1391 × 381 mm
Presented by the artist through the American Federation of Arts 1967

Catalogue entry

José de Rivera born 1904

T00948 Construction No. 67 1959

Not inscribed
Forged bronze, 29 x 54 3/4 x 15 (74 x 139 x 38) on wooden base
Presented by the artist through the American Federation of Arts 1967
Exh: José de Rivera, Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York, November-December 1959 (2); José de Rivera, Whitney Museum, New York, May-July 1961 (not in catalogue); Sculptors of our Time, Washington Gallery of Modern Art, Washington, DC, September-October 1963 (34); Between the Fairs: 25 Years of American Art, 1939-1964, Whitney Museum, New York, June-September 1964 (28, repr.); Roy Gussow, Jose de Rivera, Jan Yoors, Arts Club of Chicago, November-December 1966 (22)

One of a series of sculptures of forged metal in the form of twisted loops. It is intended to be kept highly polished so as to reflect the light and to be exhibited on a turntable, rotating very slowly at the rate of five minutes per revolution.

The artist is quoted in Time, 9 June 1961, p.73 as saying: 'What I make represents nothing but itself. My work is really an attempt to describe the maximum space with the minimum of material.'

Published in:
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, p.636, reproduced p.636

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