I Dreamed I Could Fly

2000
Jonathan Borofsky (American, born in 1942)


Dimensions

Six figures, each approximately (H x W) 157.5 x 91.4 cm (62 x 36 in.)

Accession Number

2001.269.6

Medium or Technique

Fiberglass, acrylic paint (one figure with electric light)

On View

Eunice and Julian Cohen Galleria (Gallery 265)

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Sculpture

Red-orange shirt and dark blue pants


Borofsky’s work is driven by the ideals of equality and harmony. Made especially for the wide open spaces of the Linde Family Wing, these flying figures “are able to rise up and look down upon the whole planet … [they] see and feel that human beings are all connected together and that we are all one—no divisions and no walls.”

Provenance

The artist; to MFA, Boston, 2001

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Hank and Lois Foster

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.