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Artist: Risa Sussman (American )

Date: 1965-1969
Medium: Marble, lead, steel, painted wood
Overall: 9 3/8 x 7 3/4 x 7 1/8in. (23.8 x 19.7 x 18.1cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Ernest Sussman
Object number: 95.5
Label Text
Risa Sussman's sculpture is characteristic of the late-1960s period of exuberant experimentation in the visual arts. She and other artists of the era chose materials that were unusual at the time - neon or latex, for example - and worked obsessively with them.

In this untitled sculpture, Risa transforms industrial lead pipes into a cluster that calls to mind a number of associations. These include not only phalluses, but also densely formed environments, such as an urban landscape or a primeval forest.


Presumed copyright: the artist or the artist's representative/heir(s).