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Martin Puryear, Untitled, 1975–78

Images of Martin Puryear, Untitled

  • A wooden branch with sharpened ends leans against a white wall. It is bent in half at an acute angle.
  • What appears to be a brown, textured horn or branch angles from the top left to bottom right of the photograph's frame. The top of the object is a darker shade of brown, as if worn or burnt.
  • What appears to be a brown, textured horn or branch is sharply curved, with the peak of the curve near the top of this photograph. The object extends outside of the boundary of the image.
  • What appears to be a brown, textured horn or branch curves from the top to bottom of the photograph's frame. The top of the object is a darker shade of brown, as if worn or burnt.
  • What appears to be a brown, textured horn or branch curves from the top to bottom of the photograph's frame. The top of the object is a darker shade of brown, as if worn or burnt.
A wooden branch with sharpened ends leans against a white wall. It is bent in half at an acute angle.
Martin Puryear, American, b. 1941
Untitled, 1975–78
Osage orangewood, and maple and brass studs
86 × 49 ½ × 9 in. (218.4 × 125.7 × 22.9 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Restricted gift of the Collectors Group, Men’s Council, and Women’s Board; Vaklova Purchase Award, and purchase grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council, 1985.15

Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Martin Puryear, American, b. 1941
Untitled, 1975–78
Osage orangewood, and maple and brass studs
86 × 49 ½ × 9 in. (218.4 × 125.7 × 22.9 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Restricted gift of the Collectors Group, Men’s Council, and Women’s Board; Vaklova Purchase Award, and purchase grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council, 1985.15

Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Martin Puryear, American, b. 1941
Untitled, 1975–78
Osage orangewood, and maple and brass studs
86 × 49 ½ × 9 in. (218.4 × 125.7 × 22.9 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Restricted gift of the Collectors Group, Men’s Council, and Women’s Board; Vaklova Purchase Award, and purchase grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council, 1985.15

Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
What appears to be a brown, textured horn or branch angles from the top left to bottom right of the photograph's frame. The top of the object is a darker shade of brown, as if worn or burnt.
Martin Puryear, American, b. 1941
Untitled, 1975–78
Osage orangewood, and maple and brass studs
86 × 49 ½ × 9 in. (218.4 × 125.7 × 22.9 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Restricted gift of the Collectors Group, Men’s Council, and Women’s Board; Vaklova Purchase Award, and purchase grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council, 1985.15

Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
What appears to be a brown, textured horn or branch is sharply curved, with the peak of the curve near the top of this photograph. The object extends outside of the boundary of the image.
Martin Puryear, American, b. 1941
Untitled, 1975–78
Osage orangewood, and maple and brass studs
86 × 49 ½ × 9 in. (218.4 × 125.7 × 22.9 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Restricted gift of the Collectors Group, Men’s Council, and Women’s Board; Vaklova Purchase Award, and purchase grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council, 1985.15

Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
What appears to be a brown, textured horn or branch curves from the top to bottom of the photograph's frame. The top of the object is a darker shade of brown, as if worn or burnt.
Martin Puryear, American, b. 1941
Untitled, 1975–78
Osage orangewood, and maple and brass studs
86 × 49 ½ × 9 in. (218.4 × 125.7 × 22.9 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Restricted gift of the Collectors Group, Men’s Council, and Women’s Board; Vaklova Purchase Award, and purchase grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council, 1985.15

Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
What appears to be a brown, textured horn or branch curves from the top to bottom of the photograph's frame. The top of the object is a darker shade of brown, as if worn or burnt.
Martin Puryear, American, b. 1941
Untitled, 1975–78
Osage orangewood, and maple and brass studs
86 × 49 ½ × 9 in. (218.4 × 125.7 × 22.9 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Restricted gift of the Collectors Group, Men’s Council, and Women’s Board; Vaklova Purchase Award, and purchase grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council, 1985.15

Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago