1998-2003 > Landing of the Endless Column

painted metal parachutes, painted wooden columns, photographs mounted on aluminum
1998
79 x 48 x 16 inches / 200 x 122 x 40 centimeters

Landing of the Endless Column
painted metal parachutes, painted wooden columns, photographs mounted on aluminum
1998
Landing of the Endless Column
painted metal parachutes, painted wooden columns, photographs mounted on aluminum
1998

Landing of the Endless Column pays homage to one of the heroes of modernism, the sculptor Constantin Brancusi. Here, small replicas of Brancusi's famous endless column are literally brought back to earth in a set of three parachutes, which descend in front of a panoramic photograph from the window of Gérard's hut in his rural ancestral village in France.

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Bibliography:
Michel Gérard, The American Decade: 1989-1999, Neuberger Museum of Art (2002) with texts by Heartney, Gedeon, and Danto: p. 25, 52-53