A luminary figure in the American cultural world during the second half of the 20th century, Alexander Liberman gracefully straddled worlds of publishing and the fine arts. For decades he was the artistic director of Conde Nast publications, but worked tirelessly as a painter and sculptor. This garden scale work effectively conveys the artist's use of industrial materials manipulated according to a Minimalist aesthetic. Painted classic "Liberman red", the bold color unifies the work as a cohesive but powerful form.

Alexander Liberman, _Around_. circa 1971. Steel, 66 in. x 60 in. x 44 in. Anonymous Gift. ©2002 Estate of Alexander Liberman