Location: not on view
This artwork is known to be under copyright.

Download, Print and Share

Did You Know?

An art critic once praised Stankiewicz’s work, describing it as a “miracle in the scrapheap.”


Stankiewicz was a virtuoso in creating welded sculpture out of discarded metal, much of which he rescued from junkyards. In this untitled assemblage, three gracefully balanced boiler tanks are carefully counterweighted by pipes and other pieces of scrap. Typical of the artist’s works from this period, its surfaces are enlivened by the scruffy textures and patterns of rust and other forms of corrosion.



Richard Stankiewicz

(American, 1922–1983)
America, 20th century


Recycled Materials

Rust and Corrosion

Gender Associations

Visually Similar Artworks

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@clevelandart.org.

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.