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As the 1st work from an edition of 75, ‘Moon Dog’ is a marvelous 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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Catalogue Raisonné: Gemini GEL
The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Patina
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Surface Abrasions / Scratches
Overall Yes
Date: Old
Notes: Minor

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Area
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Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.



Degree
Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

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  • Shipping Dimensions: 19 x 16 x 1.5 in. (48.26 x 40.64 x 3.81 cm.)
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