Robert Mallary

American, b. 1917, Toledo, Ohio; d. 1997, Northampton, Massachusetts
Robert Mallary

 

Robert Mallary’s varied career explored innovative use of modern materials and included early use of technology to assist in generating sculpture. In 1959, Mallary moved to New York City and began collecting debris from city streets to incorporate into his work, often labelling him as a “junk artist.” In Pythia, Mallary contrasts order and spontaneity with the clear lines and flat surfaces of the white cube placed on top of sporadically assembled steel parts painted orange.

Pythia

 

Robert Mallary, Pythia

 

Title: Pythia
Date: 1966
Medium: plywood, fiberglass, epoxy, and painted steel
Dimensions: 132 x 57 inches
Accession Number: P67.1.4
Location: Robert Abrams Justice Building

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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