Max Bill. Half-Sphere around Two Axes. 1966

Max Bill Half-Sphere around Two Axes 1966

  • MoMA, Floor 3, 3 East The Robert B. Menschel Galleries

In 1951, Swiss artist Max Bill won the São Paulo Biennial’s grand prize for sculpture. Although Bill’s work had little influence in postwar Europe, it quickly became central to the modernist movements of South America. His sculpture presents a primary geometric shape, the demisphere, splitting and torquing along its central axis. Throughout his career spanning eight decades, Bill created art through mathematical operations based in geometry.

Gallery label from Sur moderno: Journeys of Abstraction—The Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Gift, October 21, 2019–March 14, 2020
Medium
Marble
Dimensions
11 1/2 x 12 1/8 x 12 1/8" (29.1 x 30.9 x 30.9 cm) including base
Credit
The Riklis Collection of McCrory Corporation
Object number
994.1983
Department
Painting and Sculpture

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