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"Power Tower" by Lynda Benglis

Power Tower

2019 | New York City

Material: bronze with high gloss gold patina

Courtesy of Pace Gallery

This sculpture is part of The Helis Foundation Collection

Since the 1960s, Lynda Benglis has been celebrated for the free, ecstatic forms she has made that are simultaneously playful and visceral, organic and abstract. Her work demonstrates an enduring fascination with process and materials. Through her multifarious practice, Benglis continues a long-running investigation of the proprioceptive, sensory experiences of making and viewing her works.

About the Artist

Benglis was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana in 1941. She earned a B.F.A. in 1964 from Newcomb College in New Orleans, where she studied ceramics and painting, and later went on to study painting at the Brooklyn Museum Art School.

Benglis resides in New York, Santa Fe and Ahmedabad, India. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and two National Endowment for the Arts grants, among other commendations. Benglis’s work is in extensive public collections, including the Guggenheim, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art, New York; the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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