Lyman Kipp

American, b. 1929, Dobbs Ferry, New York; d. 2014, Bonita Springs, Florida
Lyman Kipp


Lyman Kipp initially viewed his sculptures as self-contained and independent of their environment; however, Wild Rice marks a transition in Kipp’s career when he struck a balance between art and its surroundings. While Wild Rice grabs attention with its bright and playful colors in contrast to the gray and white material of the Plaza’s architecture, the cantilevered structure compliments the horizontal overhangs and vertical supports of the surrounding agency buildings.

Wild Rice


Lyman Kipp, Wild Rice


Title: Wild Rice
Date: 1967
Medium: painted steel
Dimensions: 260 x 140 x 140 inches
Accession Number: P68.3.2
Location: Outdoor Plaza









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