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John Bradley Storrs (American, 1885-1956)

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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.

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

Object Information

artist
John Bradley Storrs (American, 1885-1956)
creation date
about 1925
materials
brass and steel on black vulcanite base)
dimensions
21 x 3-7/8 x 1-9/16 in. (without base)
25-3/4 x 5-1/2 x 3-1/2 in. (with base)
accession number
73.8
credit line
Discretionary Fund
copyright
© John Storrs
collection
American Painting and Sculpture to 1945
colors

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