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Mark di Suvero Sculpture Moon Dog, 1981, Signed & Numbered puzzle piece, Gemini GEL

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Mark di Suvero

Moon Dog, 1981

5-piece edition sculpture of nickel-plated aluminum
19" x 16" x 5/8" (48.3 x 40.6 x 1.6 cm) 
edition of 75 
MdS80-2055

 

Aluminum Edition five-piece saw-cut nickel-plated aluminum edition sculpture

Measurements: 17.5 x 20 x 1 in. (44.45 x 50.8 x 2.54 cm.)
Signed; Incised signature, dated, numbered, and annotated "MdS M," with the blindstamps of the publisher, Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles
Printed 1981
17/75
Gemini G.E.L., foundry (casting)
 
Note: the images shown are different possible configurations for the work; including flat. 
 
This is a shrewd saw-cut nickel plated aluminum jigsaw sculpture by Mark di Suvero. This piece can be interlocked in multiple formations in order to create a truly three-dimensional arrangement. The flexibility in its configuration makes it a wonderful example of Abstract Expressionist sculpture. All of these works, including this one, have slight scratching on surface due to soft plating and natural use, but overall in very good condition.
 
Moon Dog’ is a shrewd and clever five-piece abstract expressionist sculpture of nickel-plated aluminum by Mark di Suvero. Like a puzzle, this piece can be assembled in multiple configurations, allowing for a sense of multi-dimensionality the artist excels in with his work. Interlocking forms can be twisted around in endless arrangements, pushing the boundaries of traditionally conceived sculpture and truly exemplifying di Suvero’s pursuit of abstract expressionism in a three dimensional form. The listed dimensions represent the work as it looks fit together. The piece is in very good condition, with minor surface rubs and abrasions. 

Known for his abstract expressionist and large scale sculptures, American artist Mark di Suvero (b. 1933), was considered a pioneer in the medium, specifically with steel and crane constructions. As one of the most influential artists in contemporary sculpture, di Suvero creates work heavily grounded in ideas of motion, time, and space, drawing inspiration from Alexander Calder’s hanging ‘Mobile’ constructions. He has received numerous awards over the course of his career including the Nation Medal of Arts, the International Sculpture Center Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Heinz Award for Arts and Humanities. Di Suvero has exhibited at numerous venues internationally including Le Jardin de Tuileries and Les Esplanades des Invalides (Paris, France), Millennium Park (Chicago, IL), Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art (Hiroshima, Japan), and the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY), among others. 

Select Public Collections: 
Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY) 
Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY) 
Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA) 
Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington, DC) 
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC) 
Courtauld Institute of Art (London, UK) 

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