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Abstract Figure

© Estate of John Bradley Storrs

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© Estate of John Bradley Storrs

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Estate of John Bradley Storrs

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

John Bradley Storrs

American, 1885-1956

Abstract Figure, ca. 1932

bronze

overall: 33 3/8 x 9 3/4 x 13 inches (84.77 x 24.76 x 33.02 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Edmund Hayes Fund, 1977

1977:9

Currently On View

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Inscriptions

stamp / lower right side / STORRS

Provenance

Downtown Gallery, New York;
Robert Schoelkopf Gallery, New York;
purchased from Schoelkopf Gallery by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1977

Class

Sculpture (visual work)

Work Type

Cast (sculpture)

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

During the 1920s John Storrs moved from a realistic style, which defines his earliest works, to a more progressive approach that was influenced by Cubism. The curvaceous forms and anthropomorphic subject of Abstract 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.

Label from Picasso: The Artist and His Models, November 5, 2016–February 19, 2017

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