George Sugarman

American, b. 1912, New York, New York; d. 1999, New York, New York
George Sugarman


George Sugarman, a founding member of the Brata Gallery and the New Sculpture Group, aligned himself with like-minded sculptors who wanted to remove the element of verticality in sculpture and replace it with art that was not confined to boundaries and engaged with, as well energized, its surroundings. Trio represents Sugarman’s “seed form” concept: the idea that sculpture begins with a single shape which evolves and changes throughout the work.  Sugarman cited Trio along a busy pedestrian walkway of the Empire State Plaza so visitors can have the opportunity to visually explore the sculpture’s many shapes and forms. 

Trio

 

George Sugarman, Trio

 

Title: Trio
Date: 1969-71
Medium: painted aluminum
Dimensions: 119.5 x 383.5 x 163 (length) inches
Accession Number: P70.5.5
Location: Outdoor Plaza

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Empire State Plaza Art Collection
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