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Rope Pull

Modern and Contemporary Art

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Rope Pull

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Nancy Graves
American, 1939–1995

Date

1986

Medium

Iron, steel, bronze, polychromed patina, and baked enamel

Accession #

1999.107

Dimensions

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Location

Currently Not on View

Description

Nancy Graves’s art is broadly inclusive and formally rigorous, addressing the permeability of the world with openness to the recombination of forms and subjects. Her sources include anything from botany to paleontology, from Jackson Pollock’s scattered canvases to classical and modernist sculpture. Rope Pull captures the colorful lyricism, rigorous intellect, and whimsical charm typical of Graves’s work from the mid 1980s. Her style represents an elegant fusion of art, the natural sciences, history, and culture as well as an exploration of the interchanges between the principles of abstraction and natural elements.

Credit

The Lenore and Burton Gold Collection of 20th Century Art

Image Copyright

© Nancy Graves Foundation, Inc.