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Artist: Richard Nonas, American, born 1936

Drawing for Vogel Shortline Sculpture

1974

Graphite on 5 sheets of paper

On sheets ranging from 7.5 x 73.7 cm (3 x 29 in.) to 9.6 x 73.7 cm (3 3/4 x 29 in.)
The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, a joint initiative of the Trustees of the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection and the National Gallery of Art, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute for Museum and Library Services
2009.67.25

<P>From the exhibition<EM> Many Things Placed Here and There: The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery</EM>:</P>
<P>This work illustrates a two-part steel sculpture that Richard Nonas created for the Vogels. The sculpture was meant to be changed and modified throughout time, displaying the energy of a broken line, which can be&nbsp; "preserved but [is] broken." The drawing was not intended for the public but rather was a set of private instructions for the Vogels that illustrated the five ways in which the sculpture could be arranged on a floor or table. As Nonas has said, "It was the definition of the sculpture."&nbsp; <BR></P>
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Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Drawings and watercolors
Status: 
Viewable by appointment
Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 2009,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2009): 176.

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