Clement Meadmore

American, b. 1929, Melbourne, Australia; d. 2005, New York City, New York
Clement Meadmore


Meadmore’s well-known works are monumental in size and minimal in detail, visually bending a single shape such as a bar or tube. Meadmore improvised his work in his home kitchen using miniature polyester maquettes, before moving to production at the Lippincott factory in Connecticut. Turn Out was designed by cutting out a paper square, bent and recut into a circle and then pinned together, suggesting the flow of the circle beyond its traditional limits. The twists and angles of Verge emulate flight and weightlessness and are best viewed by walking around the sculpture, absorbing all sides of the work and the surrounding Plaza simultaneously.

Turn Out


Clement Meadmore, Turn Out


Title: Turn Out
Date: 1967
Medium: Cor-Ten steel
Dimensions: 54.5 x 54.4 x 27.5 inches
Accession Number: P68.1.3
Location: South Concourse











Clement Meadmore, Verge


Title: Verge
Date: 1971-72
Medium: painted Cor-Ten steel
Dimensions: 206 x 438 x 276 inches
Accession Number: P71.1.3
Location: Outdoor Plaza









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