Mark di Suvero, ‘Untitled (Squat Bugger)’, 1971, Sotheby's: Contemporary Art Day Auction

Signature: signed on the bottom element

Duisberg, Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Museum, Mark di Suvero: Skulpturen im Freien, June - September 1972, n.p., illustrated
New York, Paula Cooper Gallery, Group Sculpture Exhibition: Carl Andre, Lynda Benglis, Mark di Suvero, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Joel Shapiro, May - August 1991

Richard Bellamy, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1974

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