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Intercircles

Erwin Hauer

Contemporary Art

The works in Erwin Hauer’s Continua in the Plane series, of which Intercircles is a part, exhibit a continuity of surface and a sense of potentially infinite expansion. The sculptural forms reveal themselves in various organic patterns as the viewer moves around the work. Although this is an independent piece of sculpture, leading architects and designers of the era, such as Edward Durell Stone, Florence Knoll, and Philip Johnson, incorporated similar works into their interiors as room dividers or light-diffusing walls.
MEDIUM Enamelled aluminum
DATES 1957; cast 1971
DIMENSIONS 32 x 40 x 5 in. (81.3 x 101.6 x 12.7 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Signed on right side, near lower corner (punched into the edge of the casting): "HAUER 1957 3-5 CAST 1971"
COLLECTIONS Contemporary Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 2000.28
EDITION Edition: 3/5
CREDIT LINE Gift of The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation
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CAPTION Erwin Hauer (Austrian, born 1926). Intercircles, 1957; cast 1971. Enamelled aluminum, 32 x 40 x 5 in. (81.3 x 101.6 x 12.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, 2000.28. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2000.28_transp775.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 2000.28_transp775.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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Erwin Hauer (Austrian, born 1926). <em>Intercircles</em>, 1957; cast 1971. Enamelled aluminum, 32 x 40 x 5 in.  (81.3 x 101.6 x 12.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, 2000.28. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2000.28_transp775.jpg)