Herbert Ferber

American, b. 1906, New York, New York; d. 1991, North Egremont, Massachusetts
Herbert Ferber


Herbert Ferber was an early pioneer of environmental sculpture whose work discards heavy sculptural mass for open and airy forms. Ferber developed a direct-metal technique inspired by Alexander Calder and Joan Miró of welding scrap metal using an oxyacetylene torch to incorporate a raw, dynamic and flexible quality to his materials. Double One on C was made during the period of his career between 1963 and 1968 when Ferber focused on freestanding, vertical sculptures resembling S-curves, commas and apostrophes.

Double One on C


Herbert Ferber, Double One On C


Title: Double One on C
Date: 1965
Medium: copper
Dimensions: 127 x 83 x 21 inches
Accession Number: P67.3.1
Location: Outdoor Plaza









Empire State Plaza Art Collection


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