View of the South Fields, all works by Mark di Suvero. From left to right: Pyramidian, 1987/1998. She, 1977-1978. Private Collection. Mon Père, Mon Père, 1973-75. Mother Peace, 1969-70. Except where noted, all works Gift of the Ralph E. Ogden Foundation. ©Mark di Suvero, courtesy the artist and Spacetime C.C., NY. 

View of the South Fields, all works by Mark di Suvero. From left to right: Pyramidian, 1987/1998. She, 1977-1978. Private Collection. Mon Père, Mon Père, 1973-75. Mother Peace, 1969-70. Except where noted, all works Gift of the Ralph E. Ogden Foundation. ©Mark di Suvero, courtesy the artist and Spacetime C.C., NY. 

PROPERTY DONATED TO BENEFIT STORM KING ART CENTER’S
60TH ANNIVERSARY


To visit Storm King Art Center is to embark on an adventure. Each vista in the 500-acre outdoor museum is ripe for exploration, from a monumental Mark di Suvero towering above an open field to Richard Serra’s steel slabs tucked into the rolling hills. At Storm King, sculptures blend into the landscape as if created by nature. The artworks are in constant dialogue with the surrounding landscape of New York’s Hudson Valley, reminding us of the important yet fragile relationship between mankind and our environment.  

Richard Serra. American, b. 1938. Schunnemunk Fork, 1990–91. Weathering steel 8 ft. x 49 ft. 1 in. x 2½ in. (243.8 cm x 15 m x 6.3 cm) 8 ft. x 35 ft. 1 in. x 2½ in. (243.8 cm x 10.7 m x 6.3 cm) 8 ft. x 38 ft. 4 in. x 2½ in. (243.8 cm x 11.7 m x 6.3 cm) 8 ft. x 54 ft. 4 in. x 2½ in. (243.8 cm x 16.6 m x 6.3 cm) Gift of the Ralph E. Ogden Foundation by exchange, The Brown Foundation, Inc., and an anonymous foundation © 2020 Richard Serra / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo by Jerry L. Thompson Richard Serra, Schunnemunk Fork, 1990-1991. Storm King Art Center, New York.

Richard Serra. American, b. 1938. Schunnemunk Fork, 1990–91. Weathering steel 8 ft. x 49 ft. 1 in. x 2½ in. (243.8 cm x 15 m x 6.3 cm) 8 ft. x 35 ft. 1 in. x 2½ in. (243.8 cm x 10.7 m x 6.3 cm) 8 ft. x 38 ft. 4 in. x 2½ in. (243.8 cm x 11.7 m x 6.3 cm) 8 ft. x 54 ft. 4 in. x 2½ in. (243.8 cm x 16.6 m x 6.3 cm) Gift of the Ralph E. Ogden Foundation by exchange, The Brown Foundation, Inc., and an anonymous foundation © 2020 Richard Serra / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo by Jerry L. Thompson Richard Serra, Schunnemunk Fork, 1990-1991. Storm King Art Center, New York.

Since 1960, Storm King has been dedicated to stewarding the hills, meadows, and forests of its site. Building on the visionary thinking of its founders, Storm King supports artists and some of their most ambitious works, often in the form of large-scale and site-specific sculpture. Changing exhibitions, programming, and seasons offer new discoveries and experiences with every visit. 

Joel Shapiro, Untitled, 1994.; 2017, Storm King Art Center, New Windsor. © 2020 Joel Shapiro / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Joel Shapiro, Untitled, 1994.; 2017, Storm King Art Center, New Windsor. © 2020 Joel Shapiro / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

In support of Storm King’s 60th Anniversary, eight artists have generously donated their work: Lynda Benglis, Mark di Suvero, Rashid Johnson, Martin Puryear, Richard Serra, Joel Shapiro, Johnny Swing and Ursula von Rydingsvard (please note Lynda Benglis’ work will be offered through Christie’s Private Sales). These donations underscore the importance of Storm King to these artists as a crucible for creativity, growth and collaboration. As Ursula von Rydingsvard explained, “I loved—and I still do—what Storm King stands for. It’s a family. And they treat the artist like the artist is a part of that family. I know that they really pay attention in helping the artist with the sculpture. I got help with the installations. There was a real conscientious effort to try to get the work to look its very best” (U. von Rydingsvard, Storm King Oral History, January 2018). It is this passion to push the boundaries of outdoor sculpture and share that innovative spirit with the public that remains at the core of Storm King’s mission.  

Proceeds from the sale of these lots support Storm King's work to steward its 500-acre Hudson valley landscape, artists and future programming, and offer a unique place where art, nature, and people come together under the open sky. As Mark di Suvero described, “Having a piece at Storm King is like having jewels in velvet. You look at it, and you feel the goodness of the landscape, of the sense of space, the sky that comes with it. And any place that you show outdoors, the sky is there” (M. di Suvero, Storm King Oral History, November 2017). Storm King Art Center nurtures a vibrant bond between art, nature, and people, creating a place where adventures abound, and discovery is limitless.  


PROPERTY DONATED TO BENEFIT STORM KING ART CENTER’S 60TH ANNIVERSARY

In addition to the lots being sold on December 3rd, we will also be offering Lynda Benglis’ Hot Lips via Christie’s Private Sales.

Property Donated to Benefit the Storm King Art Center's 60th Anniversary

Lynda Benglis (b. 1941)
Hot Lips

signed, numbered and dated 'L. BENGLIS 2020 AP 1/5' (on the underside)
cast pigmented polyurethane
12 x 12 x 5¾ in. (30.5 x 30.5 x 14.6 cm.)
Executed in 2020. This work is the first artist's proof aside from an edition of twelve plus five artist's proofs.
PRICE UPON REQUEST