ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
Three Figures/Fifteen Elements, 1996
Artworks: Sculpture

Artist
Joel Shapiro
Collection
Kansas City, Missouri: One Percent for Art Collection
Materials
Bronze
Dates
  • Installed, 1996
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Description
Welcoming visitors en route to and from the Kansas City International Airport, Joel Shapiro's bronze sculptures are a progression from motionless to motion. Although they seem like abstract geometric shapes from one angle, each metamorphoses into an animated figurative form when viewed from a slightly different perspective. Heavy beams, connected at barely touching angles, create the reclining, bending and gracefully balancing figures that come alive. With a minimalist vocabulary that inspires b...
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Location
Bern St. & LP Cookingham Dr.
Kansas City, MO 64153
United States

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