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  • Ulrich Rückriem's untitled sculpture. Full description in body text.
  • Ulrich Rückriem's untitled sculpture. Full description in body text.

Untitled

1989
Ulrich Rückriem
Normandy granite. 9' h.
Photo Credit: 
Jesse Sturgis

 

 

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Rückriem's Normandy granite work recollects the history and tradition of sculpture from menhirs to architectural niches to the essence of modern forms. However, there are ruptures in his evocation of time because Rückriem has bored into the natural stone. Sitting like a sentinel, the work references geological and cultural epochs.

Funding provided by

Gift of the Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, 2005, in honor of Karen W. Morse, President, and Sarah Clark-Langager, Curator. Installation funded by Virginia and Bagley Wright and President Karen W. Morse's designation from the Amendt Presidential Endowment.

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