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This rare ink work on paper by pioneering Minimalist sculptor Lyman Kipp comes from the estate of acclaimed curator Gene Baro. Using a simple hand-roller, Kipp echos within a two-dimensional space the straightforward geometry found in his three-dimensional structures. Kipp dedicated this work to his friend Baro in 1964. Baro served as director of the Corcoran Gallery and the Carnegie Museum, and curated the prestigious Carnegie International Exhibition in Pittsburgh. He was also consulting curator of prints and drawings at the Brooklyn Museum and contributed essays to many exhibition catalogues and catalogue raisonnés throughout his career.

This work is in fine condition; never framed. Ships flat, not rolled.

American sculptor Lyman Kipp (b. 1929) is known for his Minimalist geometric arrangements that emphasize the vertical. In the early 1950s, Kipp studied art at the Pratt Institute in New York and Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. Kipp came to international prominence in 1966 when he was chosen to participate in the groundbreaking "Primary Structures" exhibition at the Jewish Museum, curated by Kynaston McShine. "Primary Structures" featured works by American Minimalists such as Carl Andre, Richard Artschwager, Larry Bell, Ronald Bladen, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol LeWitt, and Robert Morris. Further promoting Minimalism and his large-scale works, Kipp co-founded the artist-owned gallery ConStruct and became an instructor alongside Helen Frankenthaler, Jules Olitski, Paul Feeley, and Kenneth Noland at Bennington College in Vermont.

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Provenance:
  • Estate of Gene Baro, Bennington, VT
  • Pickup Location: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 14 x 21.5 in. (35.56 x 54.61 cm.)
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