Mark di Suvero, ‘DELIVERED WORD’, 1981, Alpha 137 Gallery
Mark di Suvero, ‘DELIVERED WORD’, 1981, Alpha 137 Gallery
Mark di Suvero, ‘DELIVERED WORD’, 1981, Alpha 137 Gallery
Mark di Suvero, ‘DELIVERED WORD’, 1981, Alpha 137 Gallery
Mark di Suvero, ‘DELIVERED WORD’, 1981, Alpha 137 Gallery

Delivered Word is one in a series of playful, table-top, puzzle sculptures that Mark di Suvero has created throughout his career. The four interlocking, copper-plated aluminum pieces nestle snugly together, but also unfold into a multi-plane, three-dimensional sculpture that can be arranged in many different configurations, allowing the viewer to continue the creative process.

The piece is in very good condition, with minor surface rubs and abrasions and light oxidation - as is typical with all of these 1981 works. Held in the original GEMINI Gel box -- which is rare!

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Signature: Signed; Initialed, dated and numbered. Etched signature on top element. Initialed, dated, and numbered stamped on same element bottom edge along with blindstamps of the publisher. Held in the original GEMINI GEL wood box.

Manufacturer: GEMINI G.E.L. Los Angeles

The original owner acquired this work from the publisher and it is still neatly packed in the original wood box/crate - which is very unusual to find.

About Mark di Suvero

Working in the tradition of David Smith and Alexander Calder, Abstract sculptor Mark di Suvero builds colorful and monumental outdoor sculptures. His works incorporate steel, wood, railroad ties, scrap metal, moving or swinging parts, and, most characteristically, industrial I-beams. Using a masterful welding technique to work on all of his sculptures himself, di Suvero integrates found objects and cast-off industrial materials into bold, expressive compositions. His practice is seen by many as a close approximation of the Abstract Expressionist concerns with material, gesture, and form typically found in painting.

American, b. 1933, Shanghai, China, based in New York, New York