Tony Rosenthal, ‘Kepaakala (Sun Disc)’, 1970, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Art Inventories Catalog
Control Number: IAS 87600007

Image rights: © Tony Rosenthal/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Edward Albee/ Sam Hunter, Tony Rosenthal, Rizzoli, New York, 1999, reproduced on page 49 in color.

Commissioned by The Bank of Hawaii
Financial Center of the Pacific
Honolulu, Hawaii

About Tony Rosenthal

Best known for his monumental sculptures in public spaces, Tony Rosenthal produced major works in cities across the United States, from Chicago, Detroit, and Honolulu, to Los Angeles and Miami. His most famous work is Alamo in Manhattan’s Astor Place, also known as the The Cube, a 15-foot revolving Cor-Ten steel sculpture that is considered a New York City landmark. The playwright Edward Albee once observed about Rosenthal’s work: “His monumental outdoor pieces, set in landscapes or in busy city spaces, seem always to have been there…Like all the important metal workers—like Stankiewicz, like Caro, like Serra, like Chamberlain—Rosenthal’s objects instruct us, alter our perceptions, disturb and thrill us by their audacity, their wonder and their inevitability.”

American, 1914-2009

Solo Shows

New York,
Tony Rosenthal Maquettes

Group Shows

Abstract Expressionism Meets Modern Design
AbExArt 3D
New York,
Black or White

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