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Jesús Rafaël Soto, Jai-Alai, 1969

Images of Jesús Rafaël Soto, Jai-Alai

  • A head-on view of a tall plexiglass sculpture shaped like a thin rectangle stands perpendicular to the ground. At the bottom of the sculpture is a black square striped with thin white stripes, resembling an air vent.
  • A tall plexiglass sculpture shaped like a thin rectangle stands perpendicular to the ground. At the bottom of the sculpture is a black square striped with thin white stripes, resembling an air vent.
A head-on view of a tall plexiglass sculpture shaped like a thin rectangle stands perpendicular to the ground. At the bottom of the sculpture is a black square striped with thin white stripes, resembling an air vent.
  1. Long Affixed to the top of the sculpture is a small translucent plank from which hangs many thin strings. At the end of these strings are a variety of thin blue and black sticks hanging at various jaunty angles. They resemble the childhood game of pick-up-sticks. Due to the translucent nature of the sculpture, the sticks on the other side of the plank are visible as well, creating an interesting dimensionality.
Jesús Rafaël Soto, Venezuelan, 1923 - 2005
Jai-Alai, 1969
Screenprint on Plexiglas with nylon string and wire
Dimensions vary
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of Steven Sohacki, 1979.20.6

Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
A tall plexiglass sculpture shaped like a thin rectangle stands perpendicular to the ground. At the bottom of the sculpture is a black square striped with thin white stripes, resembling an air vent.
  1. Long Affixed to the top of the sculpture is a small translucent plank from which hangs many thin strings on both sides of the sculpture. At the end of these strings are a variety of thin blue and black sticks hanging at various jaunty angles. They resemble the childhood game of pick-up-sticks. Due to the translucent nature of the sculpture, the sticks on the other side of the plank are visible as well, creating an interesting dimensionality.
Jesús Rafaël Soto, Venezuelan, 1923 - 2005
Jai-Alai, 1969
Screenprint on Plexiglas with nylon string and wire
Dimensions vary
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of Steven Sohacki, 1979.20.6

Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago