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Earth Forge II

Seymour Lipton

Contemporary Art

On View: American Identities: A New Look, Modern Life, 5th Floor
The coiling inner structure of Seymour Lipton’s Earth Forge II suggests the processes hidden within both the natural world and the human mind. As the artist said: “What goes on behind the flower in the bud, what goes on in wintertime under the ground, what goes on in the hidden recesses of the human heart and the human mind, these things are very real to me.” The inner world of nature becomes a refuge from the hustle and bustle of 1950s America.
MEDIUM Nickel silver over steel
DATES 1955
DIMENSIONS 31 1/8 x 52 5/8 x 19 1/4 in. (79.1 x 133.7 x 48.9 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Contemporary Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in American Identities: A New Look, Modern Life, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 56.188
CREDIT LINE Dick S. Ramsay Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT ©Estate of Seymour Lipton; Courtesy of Micheal Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY
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CAPTION Seymour Lipton (American, 1903-1986). Earth Forge II, 1955. Nickel silver over steel, 31 1/8 x 52 5/8 x 19 1/4 in. (79.1 x 133.7 x 48.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 56.188. ©Estate of Seymour Lipton; Courtesy of Micheal Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY
IMAGE overall, 56.188_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2007
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Earth Forge II