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Untitled, ca. 1965
Alexander Liberman (1912-1999)
Location: Art & Architecture Building

Ukranian-born Alexander Liberman influenced American art and design for decades through his work as a sculptor, painter, and editor for fashion magazines like Vogue. His large-scale sculptures combine slices of inexpensive found objects, such as farm machinery and commercial boilers. Although each resulting geometric element has a distinct character, a solid coat of black paint unites them harmoniously, focusing the viewer’s attention on the interaction of their curved forms. Liberman worked on such projects without plans or preliminary drawings in order to make each abstract construction a unique compositional gesture. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Burton G. Tremaine, Jr., B.A. 1944, to the Yale Schools of Art and Architecture