Sisyphus

Sisyphus, 1985

Alexander Liberman (1912-1999)

Painted Steel

City of Beverly Hills Purchase with the help of Dr. Murray Pepper in honor of Vicki Reynolds Pepper

A pioneer in the creation of monumentally scaled abstract sculpture, Alexander Liberman's colossally scaled compositions are constructed from discarded tank drums, boiler heads, giant pipes, and steel beams. They are cut and sliced to evoke baroque sculpture and architectural models, from grain silos to Greek temples and medieval cathedrals.

Fun Fact: Liberman had an long career at Conde Nast magazine; first as art director for Vogue and later as editorial director for all the company's magazines.


 
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