Jason Seley

American, b. 1919, Newark, New Jersey; d. 1983, Ithaca, New York
Jason Seley

 

Automobile bumpers became the hallmark of Jason Seley’s artwork. Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller recommended Seley’s work for the Empire State Plaza Art Collection after acquiring a work of his art from The Museum of Modern Art. Colleoni II is based off of a full-scale replica of the equestrian sculpture of Colleoni in Newark, New Jersey. Seley reinterprets the antiquated format of the equestrian sculpture in a modern way through the use of automobile bumpers.

Colleoni II

 

Jason Seley, Colleoni II

 

Title: Colleoni II
Date: 1969-71
Medium: welded steel
Dimensions: 119 x 105.25 x 64.25 inches
Accession Number: P72.2.1
Location: Corning Tower Plaza Level 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Empire State Plaza Art Collection
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