Mark di Suvero Eatherly's Lamp 1961

  • Not on view

The title Eatherly's Lamp refers to Major Claude Eatherly, a pilot in the United States Air Force who flew the reconnaissance airplane Straight Flush over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, and signaled that the way was clear for the nuclear bomb to be dropped.

Gallery label from Against the Grain: Contemporary Art from the Edward R. Broida Collection, May 3–July 10, 2006.
Stainless steel, wood, fiberglass, resin, brass, and iron
33 x 47 x 40" (83.8 x 119.4 x 101.6 cm)
Gift of Edward R. Broida
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© 2020 Mark di Suvero
Painting and Sculpture

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