Will Horwitt

American, b. 1934, New York, New York; d. 1985, New York, New York
Will Horwitt


“Sculpture isn’t about the object--it’s about the space around it.” -Will Horwitt, quoted in a press release from Vanderwoude Tananbaum, May 8-31, 1985.

Will Horwitt’s Spaces is a visual representation of spatial progression consisting of three parts: a large rectangular piece frames the work in the foreground, a large bar forms a diagonal behind the frame, and in the background rests a flat, solid, rectangular form. Horwitt’s work also experiments with materials to demonstrate the passage of time and leave evidence of the artists’ hand in the work’s creation. In Spaces, aluminum and bronze are casted and poured over sand and gravel with encrusted patinas to resemble architectural fragments.



Will Horwitt, Spaces


Title: Spaces
Date: 1969-70
Medium: cast aluminum
Dimensions: 73 x 61.5 x 126.5 (length) inches
Accession Number: P71.1.1
Location: South Concourse









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