Simon Starling, The Long Ton, 2009

Images of Simon Starling, The Long Ton

  • Two large white blocks are fastened to opposite ends of a rope and suspended from the ceiling of an airy white gallery by a pulley system.
  • A large, geometric block of white marble is held aloft in a gallery by a bright yellow harness with black lines.
Simon Starling, British, b. 1967
The Long Ton, 2009
Chinese marble block, CNC-milled Carrara marble block, pulley system, clamps, rope, and shackles
Two parts: 35 × 47 × 19 in. (90 × 120 × 50 cm) and 23 × 29 × 12 in. (59 × 74 × 31 cm); overall dimensions variable
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of Katherine S. Schamberg by exchange, 2014.34
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Two large white blocks are fastened to opposite ends of a rope and suspended from the ceiling of an airy white gallery by a pulley system.
Simon Starling, British, b. 1967
The Long Ton, 2009
Chinese marble block, CNC-milled Carrara marble block, pulley system, clamps, rope, and shackles
Two parts: 35 × 47 × 19 in. (90 × 120 × 50 cm) and 23 × 29 × 12 in. (59 × 74 × 31 cm); overall dimensions variable
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of Katherine S. Schamberg by exchange, 2014.34
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
A large, geometric block of white marble is held aloft in a gallery by a bright yellow harness with black lines.
Simon Starling, British, b. 1967
The Long Ton, 2009
Chinese marble block, CNC-milled Carrara marble block, pulley system, clamps, rope, and shackles
Two parts: 35 × 47 × 19 in. (90 × 120 × 50 cm) and 23 × 29 × 12 in. (59 × 74 × 31 cm); overall dimensions variable
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of Katherine S. Schamberg by exchange, 2014.34
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago