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Morning - Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
N 33° 43.393 W 116° 23.988
11S E 555606 N 3731629
Quick Description: This abstract sculpture is part of a sculpture garden at the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/25/2013 4:51:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMGYYN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
Visitors to the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert are introduced to numerous sculptures that populate the premises in and around the Galen Building. To the NE of the Galen Building is the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden which is free to the public and available 24/7. This sculpture sits near an artistic pavilion and has a small plaque near the base that reads:

Israeli, 1922-2003
MORNING. 1975-76
enamel on steel

Collection Palm Springs Art Museum, purchase
with funds provided by Lionel R. Bauman
in memory of Sylvia D. Bauman

I located an online sculpture guide and in reference to this sculpture it reads:

Shemi was known for his abstract metal sculptures and was the first Israeli artist to have his work purchased by the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Having worked in construction, the artist's early sculptures were made from the steel found in sunken ships in Haifa's harbors. He continued to weld mass-produced iron and scrap metal to create forms of irregular geometry, bold lines and colorful gestures that confidently extend into space. A contemporary of David Smith, Shemi's monumental work has been described as three-dimensional Constructivist calligraphy.


This piece stands out more than most every piece within the sculpture garden.

Title: Morning

Artist: Yehiel Shemi

Media (materials) used: Enamel on Steel

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert's Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden

Date of creation or placement: 1975-1976

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