Overall: 335.2 x 899.1 x 1036.3 cm (131 15/16 x 354 x 408 in.)
Weight: 13,400 lbs (leg: 5,100 lbs./vertical: 8,300)
© Estate of Tony Smith / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Gift of the Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company 2001.256
The name of this sculpture was inspired by the French realist painter Gustave Courbet's The Source of the Loue (1864).
Considered a forerunner of minimalism, Smith created monumental sculptures in geometric forms often inspired by nature. Source possesses a balance between mass and volume, creating a playful energy that spills over into the public space.
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