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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas. Photo courtesy Sotheby's.
Title:

A214 RESBA


Artist: Jackie Ferrara (born 1929)
Date: 1980
Dimensions:
70 x 63 x 32 1/4 in. (177.8 x 160 x 81.9 cm)
Medium: Wood
Credit Line: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, 2009.10
On View
Accession Number: 2009.10
Provenance(Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY); purchased by Martin Sklar, New York, NY; to (Sotheby's, New York, NY), September 24, 2009, lot 41; purchased by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR, 2009
Label TextJackie Ferrara received no formal art training; her passion for creating art grew from her interest in building furniture. Although this work shares some of the repetition and simplicity of minimal sculpture, it was meticulously crafted by hand and doesn’t have the manufactured look of Minimalism. Ferrara re-asserts the artist’s hand through her process and choice of material. Wood provides warmth, and the work’s structure—derived from non-Western building forms: pyramids and ziggurats—stamps this sculpture with human touch while evoking the past.
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