Drawing for Vogel Shortline Sculpture
Graphite on 5 sheets of paper
<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 "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." <BR></P>
“Acquisitions 2009,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2009): 176.