12 x 11 x 20in (30.5 x 27.9 x 50.8cm)
Gift of Robert L. B. Tobin
Exhibiting alongside Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, Marjorie Strider was one of many Pop artists who rose to prominence in the 1960s. Like her contemporaries, Strider is known for her representations of everyday objects, including fruit, vegetables, and flowers, that push the boundaries between painting and sculpture. Here, Strider carefully represents the immediately recognizable orange peel, typically discarded without a thought, in three dimensional form. Although static, the work imbues its subject with the look of graceful movement. Cast in aluminum, the sculpture appears soft and malleable, jauntily uncoiling toward the viewer.
Marjorie Strider (American, b.1931, d.2014)