Martin Puryear, ‘Mile of Sculpture’, 1985, Rago/Wright
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Martin Puryear

Mile of Sculpture, 1985

Lithograph in colors
35 1/4 × 27 in
89.5 × 68.6 cm
Edition 40/100
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Created for the 1985 Mile of Sculpture on Navy Pier in conjunction with the Chicago International …

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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, ‘Mile of Sculpture’, 1985, Rago/Wright
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About the work
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Rago/Wright

Created for the 1985 Mile of Sculpture on Navy Pier in conjunction with the Chicago International Art Exposition

Medium
Signature
Signed and numbered
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

Mile of Sculpture, 1985

Lithograph in colors
35 1/4 × 27 in
89.5 × 68.6 cm
Edition 40/100
.
Bidding closed
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