James Wines

American, b. 1932, Oak Park, Illinois
James Wines


Trained as an architect, James Wines wanted to create sculpture that would allow the viewer to get involved with the artwork. After moving to New York City in 1962, Wines took cues from architectural construction and incorporated metals and cement inspired by the urban architecture of the city into his work. Grey Disc is made from cement and steel and painted black. Slick and polished black bands divide the disc into four quarters and their shiny surfaces contrast with the matte of the cement. Wines introduced an illusion of airiness and weightlessness into the work as Grey Disk is suspended from the ceiling.

Grey Disc


James Wines, Grey Disc


Title: Grey Disc
Date: 1968
Medium: painted cement and steel
Dimensions: 96.25 (width) x 17 (depth) inches
Accession Number: P69.3.6
Location: South Concourse









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