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Robert Graham created this edition for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles from 1992-1995. This exquisite bronze of the female nude exhibits the sculptor's best known subject.

Robert Graham (1938-2008) was an artist known for his naturalistic nude bronzes which commemorate the human figure and explore them from every perspective imaginable. Characterized by his independent vision, the artist followed his own passions and style through many twentieth century trends and movements. Graham has worked on numerous national commissions including designs for the National Medal of Arts and Spirit of Liberty Award, as well as contributing to such civic monuments as the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in 1997 (Washington, DC), the Charlie “Bird” Parker Memorial (Kansas City, MO), and the Olympic Gateway in 1984 (Los Angeles, CA).

Selected Public Collections:
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
LACMA Los Angeles County Museum Of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI

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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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  • Pickup Location: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 11 x 4.5 x 4.5 in. (27.94 x 11.43 x 11.43 cm.)
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