The permanent collection of the Storm King Art Center houses sculptures and other art from over 75 different artists. Here are a few examples of the extraordinary art sitting on the breathtaking landscape:
Magdalena Abakanowicz is a Polish native born in 1930. The sculpture she created is named Sarcophagi in Glass Houses, and this piece was inspired by an interesting correlation between the human belly and the essential parts of a turbine engine. This inspiration came to her when she was invited to Le Creusot by the French cultural ministry in 1982. She found the parts from an old arms manufacturer, Schneider-Creusot, because she believed the old parts would represent energy inside the sculpture, using steel and glass to both protect and contain the inside of the sculpture.
Kosta Alex was an American (1925-2005) that is responsible for the Man in the Hat series of sculptures. These busts depict a strong jawed man donning a Napoleonic-style hat. In all, this artist made 94 variations of the theme, but stopped making them that year.
Manuel Bromberg is an American born in 1917 and has his most famous piece displayed at Storm King. Catskill was derived from a grant received from the State University College at New Paltz, New York where he worked as a professor. The university had him cast a 22-ft. high fiberglass and polyester cliff in the Catskill Mountains. In honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the artist presented the university with one half of the cast, while he donated the other half to the Storm King Art Center, where it is proudly displayed on a path near beautiful woods.
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