Beverly Pepper

American, b. 1924, Brooklyn, New York; d. 2020, Todi, Italy
Beverly Pepper


Beverly Pepper is known for her monumentally-sized sculptures of polished steel that emulate lightness. In an effort to collaborate her artwork with the environment, Pepper transitioned from working in wood to chrome plated steel as her primary medium in the 1960s. The polish of the steel forges a mirror-like reflexiveness that initiates a dialogue between the viewer and their environment. While Campond is large and heavy in scale, Pepper achieves an ethereal quality and an illusion of weightlessness produced by the reflective surface of the steel.



Beverly Pepper, Campond


Title: Campond
Date: 1969-1970
Medium: chrome-plated steel
Dimensions: 83.25 x 194.25 x 73.5 inches
Accession Number: P70.5.3
Location: South Concourse









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