Mary Callery

American, b. 1903, New York, New York; d. 1977, Paris, France
Mary Callery


Influenced by the art of Pablo Picasso, Mary Callery’s sculptures straddle the line between abstraction and representation. In 1949, Callery began a series of works on symbols. The sculpture entitled Z, part of her series on alphabetical symbols, consists of a thick linear element forming the shape with pieces of brass extending out. Callery’s expressive use of brass transforms the well-recognized symbol of the letter Z into an evocative, curvilinear work of art.  Unlike most of the work of the Empire State Plaza Art Collection, this sculpture recalls more natural representation than abstraction.



Mary Callery, Z


Title: Z
Date: 1963
Medium: brass
Dimensions: 59.8 x 85.75 x 45.5 inches
Accession Number: P71.1.2
Location: North Concourse









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