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Alexander Liberman (American, born Russia, 1912–1999). Bond, 1969. Painted steel, 91 x 101 x 222 inches (231.1 x 256.5 x 563.9 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery; Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr., 1969 (K1969:32). © 2016 Alexander Liberman Trust. Photograph by Tom Loonan. 

Historypin: Alexander Liberman’s Bond, 1969

October 5, 2016

Alexander Liberman arrived in the United States in 1941 and quickly became enamored with the industrial landscape. Previously a writer and painter, Liberman learned how to weld steel in the 1950s and thus began his sculpture career. His sculptures became so grandiose that he had to hire assistants and use industrial machinery to help construct his massive works, including Bond

The artwork was installed in early 1970 and was featured in two past exhibition—Recent American Painting and Sculpture in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, from November 1 to December 31, 1972, and Extreme Abstraction, from July 15 to October 2, 2005. 

Alexander Liberman's Bond, 1969, on the grounds of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Alexander Liberman's Bond, 1969, on the grounds of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

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