Martin Puryear, ‘Lean To’, 2012, Berggruen Gallery
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Martin Puryear

Lean To, 2012

Color softground, spitbite aquatint, drypoint and hardground etching
24 × 39 1/2 in
61 × 100.3 cm
Edition of 50
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Location
San Francisco
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Martin Puryear
American, b. 1941
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Martin Puryear’s practice is dedicated to craftsmanship and traditional building techniques. Puryear, whose distinctive style has been considered a descendant of Minimalism, began studying many forms of craft in his youth; his variegated training includes carpentry, stone masonry, boat building, basketry, construction, and woodworking—many of which directly influenced Puryear when he began his artistic career in the 1970s. He is best known for his use of natural materials in creating his sculptures, including tar, rawhide, stone, wire, metals, and, most frequently, wood. His works are typically abstract and geometric; in Puryear’s words, he “makes things rather than representations of them,” and avoids references to time and place. Frequent themes in his sculpture include loss, uncertainty, and emptiness.

Martin Puryear, ‘Lean To’, 2012, Berggruen Gallery
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Martin Puryear
American, b. 1941
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Martin Puryear’s practice is dedicated to craftsmanship and traditional building techniques. Puryear, whose distinctive style has been considered a descendant of Minimalism, began studying many forms of craft in his youth; his variegated training includes carpentry, stone masonry, boat building, basketry, construction, and woodworking—many of which directly influenced Puryear when he began his artistic career in the 1970s. He is best known for his use of natural materials in creating his sculptures, including tar, rawhide, stone, wire, metals, and, most frequently, wood. His works are typically abstract and geometric; in Puryear’s words, he “makes things rather than representations of them,” and avoids references to time and place. Frequent themes in his sculpture include loss, uncertainty, and emptiness.

Martin Puryear

Lean To, 2012

Color softground, spitbite aquatint, drypoint and hardground etching
24 × 39 1/2 in
61 × 100.3 cm
Edition of 50
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Location
San Francisco
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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