Artwork of the Week: May 29

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Albert Raymond Paley (American, born 1944), Continuum. Corten and stainless steel; formed and fabricated, 1995. Gift of The Apollo Society, 1996.13. 168 by 17 15/16 by 58 inches, Welles Sculpture Garden

Albert Raymond Paley (American, born 1944), Continuum. Corten and stainless steel; formed and fabricated, 1995. Gift of The Apollo Society, 1996.13. 168 by 17 15/16 by 58 inches, Welles Sculpture Garden

In 1996 Albert Paley was one of three artists invited to the Toledo Museum of Art to create a body of work inspired by our collection (Jim Dine and Therman Statom were the other two). For Continuum Paley took his cues in part from the Museum’s architecture. The sculpture’s shape alludes to the Doric columns of the Classic Court, while the irregular base is a reference to the Center for the Visual Arts designed by architect Frank Gehry and located adjacent to the Museum. Objects from the collection inspired other elements, like the shield-like shape attached to the sculpture’s central shaft, which echoes the foot of a Greek kylix (drinking cup) displayed in the Classic Court.


One Response to “Artwork of the Week: May 29”

  1. Paul b Hill says:

    Albert Paley – My True Hero… What else can I say! Totally beyond Amazing…


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