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Study in Pure Form

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Study in Pure Form

Artist: John Storrs (American, 1885 - 1956)

Date: 1924
Medium: Stainless steel, copper and brass
Dimensions:
Overall: 12 1/4 x 3 x 1 1/2in. (31.1 x 7.6 x 3.8cm)
Signed: Lower edge of brass: 'JS 111/x'
Credit Line: Museum Purchase
Object number: 83.9
Label Text
During the 1920s, John Storrs created non-objective, or abstract, sculpture that was influenced by the era's prevailing style, Art Déco. In this small work, Storrs plays with different colored metals, shaped into the form of a skyscraper, to evoke the shiny, new, streamlined, modernism of the1920s.

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