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Stephen Wise Towers Playground Sculpture: (Entrance Wall), (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Sculptor:
Nivola, Costantino 1911-1988  Search this
Landscape architect:
Richard G. Stein & Associates  Search this
Medium:
Entrance wall: cast concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by New York City Housing Authority New York New York 10023
Located Stephen Wise Towers Playground, between 90 & 91st Streets New York New York
Date:
1964
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, New York, New York survey, 1993.
Gayle, Margot & Michele Cohen, "Guide to Manhattan's Outdoor Sculpture," New York: Prentice Hall, 1988, pg. 280.
Image on file.
(Right side of plaza face:) NIVOLA/1964 (SOS survey indicates that signature is backwards due to cast.) signed
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Summary:
On the street side, the wall shows the impression of large chunky forms. The wall is made of eight slabs of concrete attached to a central panel. The wall appears to float above the ground at approximately eight inches. On the playground side, the wall shows the same forms that are on the other side only in high relief.
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Control number:
IAS NY000067
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_317988