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Designer:
Spilhaus, Athelstan 1911-  Search this
Fabricator:
Harrison, Abramovitz & Harris  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: stainless steel
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
McGraw-Hill Avenue of the Americas, front plaza New York New York
Date:
1973
Notes:
Gayle, Margot & Michele Cohen, "Guide to Manhattan's Outdoor Sculpture," New York: Prentice Hall, 1988, pg. 164.
Lederer, Joseph, "All Around the Town: A Walking Guide to Outdoor Sculpture in New York City," New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1975.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, New York, New York survey, 1993.
Image on file.
Gayle, Margot & Michele Cohen, "Guide to Manhattan's Outdoor Sculpture," New York: Prentice Hall, 1988, pg. 164.
The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
Summary:
The outline of a large triangle each side of which points to a seasonal position of the sun at solar noon in New York City. The triangle outline is made of stainless steel beams. The triangle sits inside a large sunken plaza. There are maps imbedded in the pavement of the plaza which illustrate the earth's land and water masses. The plaza also has a reflecting pool, symbolizing the sun, and nine stainless steel spheres, representing the nine planets.
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Allegory--Place--Extraterrestrial  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Meteorology  Search this
Control number:
IAS 87870138
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_302782