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STORRS, John

Chicago, Illinois 1885 - Mer, Loir-et-Cher 1956

Figure abstraite

Abstract Figure

1932

bronze

free-standing abstract

Dimensions (HxWxD): 33 38 x 9 34 x 13 in.

stamp lower right side: STORRS

Acc. No.: 1977:9

Credit Line: Edmund Hayes Fund

Photo credit: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY


Provenance

  • New York, Downtown Gallery
  • New York, Robert Schoelkopf Gallery
  • 1977, purchased from Schoelkopf Gallery by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
  • 1977, Edmund Hayes Fund

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, December 11, 2018

Comment

  • Museum's label, November 23, 2018:
    During the 1920s John Storrs moved from a realistic style, which defines his earlier works, to a more progressive approach that was influenced by Cubism. The curvaceous forms and anthropomorphic subject of Absreact Figure also suggest the impact of Surrealism. The upper body of the figure can be read several ways, such as a head with a wide-open mouth and a long wagging tongue or a man-turned-elephant, whose trunk sways to the side.