Skip Navigation

Abstraction #2

Warren Wheelock

American Art

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Applewood with darker wood base
DATES 1920s
DIMENSIONS Overall (with base): 25 3/4 x 7 1/2 x 5 11/16 in. (65.4 x 19.1 x 14.4 cm) Base (height): 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Paper label affixed to underside of base, inscribed: "Abstraction / #2 / Applewoo[d]"
SIGNATURE Incised on right side: "Wheelock"
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE Dick S. Ramsay Fund
After diligent research, the Museum is unable to locate contact information for the artist or artist's estate, or there are no known living heirs.

Copyright for this work may be controlled by the artist, the artist's estate, or other rights holders. A more detailed analysis of its rights history may, however, place it in the public domain.

The Museum does not warrant that the use of this work will not infringe on the rights of third parties. It is your responsibility to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions before copying, transmitting, or making other use of protected items beyond that allowed by "fair use," as such term is understood under the United States Copyright Act.

For further information about copyright, we recommend resources at the United States Library of Congress, Cornell University, Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums, and Copyright Watch.

For more information about the Museum's rights project, including how rights types are assigned, please see our blog posts on copyright.

If you have any information regarding this work and rights to it, please contact
CAPTION Warren Wheelock (American, 1880-1960). Abstraction #2, 1920s. Applewood with darker wood base, Overall (with base): 25 3/4 x 7 1/2 x 5 11/16 in. (65.4 x 19.1 x 14.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 46.125
IMAGE overall, 46.125_view1_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
"CUR" at the beginning of an image file name means that the image was created by a curatorial staff member. These study images may be digital point-and-shoot photographs, when we don\'t yet have high-quality studio photography, or they may be scans of older negatives, slides, or photographic prints, providing historical documentation of the object.
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Abstract, polished wood sculpture; vertically oriented, cubistic form with facets that vary from curving to hard-edged shapes; on simple rectangular base. Condition: good
Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome any additional information you might have.