Untitled #552 (The Twins)
On View: D Stairs, 6th Floor
Chicken-wire fencing, wire, steel, cloth, hay, wood, rope, polymer, CelluClay, paint, cable, cable nuts
106 × 48 × 32 in. (269.2 × 121.9 × 81.3 cm) (show scale)
Purchase gift of an anonymous donor
Petah Coyne (American, born 1953). Untitled #552 (The Twins), 1987. Chicken-wire fencing, wire, steel, cloth, hay, wood, rope, polymer, CelluClay, paint, cable, cable nuts, 106 × 48 × 32 in. (269.2 × 121.9 × 81.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchase gift of an anonymous donor, 88.5. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 88.5_SL3.jpg)
overall, 88.5_SL3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2022
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This is a sculpture called "The Twins" by Petah Coyne. Coyne's sculptures are abstracted, but still show clear inspiration from nature.
Has this always been here?
Yes! That has been there for years! It's called "The Twins" by Petah Coyne. This work is symbolic of the artist and her husband, although the title suggests a more universal bond beyond the romantic.
Almost missed this!
So many visitors do! That work is by contemporary artist, Petah Coyne. Coyne's work reflects her own experience in a highly abstracted way. The work may be a symbolic representation of the artist and her husband. It explores the idea that those who share experiences together are bonded physically and shaped similarly.