Wing

1970
Lynda Benglis (American, born in 1941)


Dimensions

67 x 59 3/16 x 60 inches (170.2 x 150.4 x 152.4 cm)

Accession Number

2011.1

Medium or Technique

Cast aluminum

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Sculpture

Edition 3/3, first edition cast in 1975, this edition cast in 2009. Inscribed and stamped: Lynda Benglis 75 3/3.


Painting or sculpture? Benglis defied convention by “painting” monumental sculptures, explaining, “they’re painterly, yet they’re dimensional…I do think of myself as a painter.” For pieces like Wing, Benglis poured liquid polyurethane that hardened, freezing a gesture. She later cast the pieces in solid aluminum to parody the hefty, often geometric metal works popular among male artists in the late 1960s.

Provenance

Artist to Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; 2011, Locks Gallery sold to MFA (Accession Date: January 26, 2011).

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds from the Catherine and Paul Buttenwieser Fund, Joyce Linde, Frank B. Bemis Fund, Barbara Lee Endowment for Contemporary Art by Women, Towles Contemporary Art Fund, and the Vance Wall Foundation

Copyright

© 2011 Lynda Benglis / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.