Sculpture at Seegrams Building by Arstist Urs Fisher – Big Clay # 4

( English translation below)

A escultura monumental, Big Clay #4 (2013-2014), do artista Urs Fisher foi instalada recentemente na praça do famoso edifício Seagram localizado na Park Avenue entre as ruas 52 e 53.  Esta ficara em exibição de 11 de Maio a 1 de Setembro deste ano. Esta torre encurvada é derivada de um pedaço de argila manuseada e espremida, depois, escaneada e ampliada digitalmente.  Em seguida, o artista fez a escultura em aluminio medindo quase 13 metros de altura. Sua superfície prateada revela todas os detalhes originais da manipulação da argila, incluindo as impressões digitais de Fischer, que são preservadas como curvas estriadas.

Urs Fisher nasceu em Zurick em 1973 porém, ele reside e trabalha em Nova York.  Seus trabalhos fazem parte de varias coleções importantes públicas e privadas em varias partes do mundo. 

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Urs Fisher, Big Clay #4 – alumino – Photo by Silvia Matera Gerber
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Urs Fisher, Big Clay #4 photo by silvia matera gerber

 

(English Text)

Big Clay #4, a monumental sculpture by Urs Fisher  was recently installed on the plaza of the Seagram Building.  The installation will remain at this location from May 11 to Sept 1st, 2015. This curving, stack tower is derived from manipulated scraps of clay that was squeezed and later scanned and digitally enlarged. The enlarged image was cast in aluminum, forming a tower 12 1/2 foot tall.  Its silver surface shows all the original markings and digital impressions of the artist, preserved as a striated curves.  Urs Fisher was born in Zurich and lives and works in New York City.  His work is present in several private and public important collections internationally.

by Gagosian Gallery
www.gagosian.com

 

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