Tony Rosenthal, ‘Marty's Cube’, 1983, Boca Raton Museum of Art

Geometry is the basis for nearly all of Tony Rosenthal’s sculptures, with cubes or leaning discs as the dominate forms. Marty’s Cube is one of numerous variations of his signature monumental, balanced cube. Other versions installed in public places include: Alamo from 1967 in New York City at Astor Place; Endover from 1968 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (where he earned his art degree in 1936); and, Cube ’72 from 1972 at Guild Hall in East Hampton, New York; along with many more on private properties.

Unlike all other works on view at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, you are encouraged
to touch, and more precisely spin, this seemingly precariously perched, soaring
14-foot cube.

Courtesy of The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse.

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

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