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© Royden Rabinowitch/Bildupphovsrätt 2019
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Category:Sculptures
Date:1960s
Country:Canada (64)
On View:Stockholm
Artist
Royden Rabinowitch
Born 1943
Canada Vertically Greased Cone, 1965
Vertikalt smord kon
Steel and grease
90 cm, 180 cm i diameter
Sculptures
Donation 2018 from Séan and Elizabeth Ryerson
MOM/2018/40 On view at Stockholm
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- About the work
This cone smeared with industrial grease that almost hides the steel underneath belongs to a series of sculptures Royden Rabinowitch called “Greased Cones”. The cone’s industrial character is made more organic by the vertical brush strokes. In the 1960s, many artists were exploring terse, minimalist forms, and claiming that a work of art was meaningful in itself. Unlike them, Rabinowitch in this series emphasises certain physical and historical links between man and object – such as the hand that has applied the grease, or the reference to key modernist sculptors that can be found in all five cones in the series. “Vertically Greased Cone” is an homage to the work Portrait of James Joyce (1928) by Constantin Brancusi, which is also in the Moderna Museet collection.
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