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Broken Obelisk, also known as Black Needle,is a sculpture designed by Barnett Newman between 1963 and 1967. Fabricated from three tons of Cor-Ten steel, which acquires a rust-colored patina, it is the largest and best known of his six sculptures. The obelisk is an Egyptian form, and Newman makes a double reference to Egyptian architecture: his steel obelisk, its shaft rudely snapped, stands upside down, its pointed zenith impossibly resting on the apex of a pyramid. Two tiny points, two zeros, touch, and immense masses are suspended on a geometrical absolute so refined it does not exist.

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  • Copyright: Sergio Acin (sacimar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4036 W: 53 N: 5490] (32353)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-03-01
  • Categories: Artwork
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2017-07-14 6:32
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