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Sculptor:
Surls, James 1943-  Search this
Medium:
Oak and rattan
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 151 Third Street San Francisco California 94103 Accession Number: 82.2
Date:
1981
Notes:
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, "The Painting & Sculpture Collection," 1985.
Suess, Susan E., "An Analysis of the Changes that Occurred During a Decade in the Sculpture of James Surls," M.A., North Texas State University, 1985.
Summary:
"...a horizontal core that twists twice where a vine had choked the limb. Several elements protrude from this core: seven slender, forked appendages with black-tipped spikes, four of which support the piece; short arms holding four black-edged swords; and seven penetrating needles. Rattan vine threaded through the eyelets winds around the core."
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 04280312
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_303918