Large Scale: Fabricating Sculpture in the 1960s and 1970s
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Large Scale: Fabricating Sculpture in the 1960s and 1970s presents the history of the sculptures made at Lippincott, Inc., in North Haven, CT. Founded in 1966 by Donald Lippincott and Roxanne Everett, this was the first fabricator dedicated exclusively to making large scale sculpture. Artists including Claes Oldenburg, Louise Nevelson, Barnett Newman, Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Murray, Clement Meadmore, and many others all came to Lippincott. These artists produced an incredible range of sculpture during what many have called the golden age of public art, and Large Scale is the first time this work has been presented as a whole. The 1960s and 70s were an immensely important and prolific time for modern American sculpture, and the convergence of the founding of the NEA, the 1% for art programs, and artists' interests in both showing work outdoors and exploring industrial fabrication resulted in an incredible outpouring of new work. The book draws on the massive photo archive created by Roxanne Everett, the first vice-president of Lippincott, and shows the artists with the welders and crew during the fabrication process, sculptures on display at the Lippincott shop, and installations at galleries, museums, and public art shows.