Image Resources | Currently on View in Andrew and Jane Paine Galleries (K203)

New York

John B. Storrs (American, 1885-1956)


This elegant column can be read as a skyscraper or an abstract arrangement of geometric forms.

The sculpture's rigid geometry is tempered by the juxtaposition of steel, brass and marble.

Storrs was interested in the raw materials of industry, and towering skyscrapers.

Societé Anonyme, New York, New York; Mrs. H. Edward Dreier, New York, New York; Edith Gregor Haipert, New York (The Downtown Gallery); (Sotheby Park Bernet, Sale #3520, May 16, 1973, catalogue 163 illustrated - Edith Gregor Haipert Collection, Part II and other Property.); Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1973

Object Information

artist
John B. Storrs (American, 1885-1956)
creation date
about 1925
materials
brass and steel on black marble base (or vulcanite base)
dimensions
21 x 3-7/8 x 1-1/4 in. (without base)
25-7/8 x 5-1/2 x 3-1/2 in. (with base)
accession number
73.8
credit line
Discretionary Fund
copyright
Public Domain
collection
American Painting and Sculpture to 1945
colors