May 17, 2017

'Robert Indiana: ONE through ZERO' at the Glass House

The Glass House is pleased to present the first public installation of Robert Indiana's ONE through ZERO, ten 6-foot-high COR-TEN steel sculptures that were conceived in 1980 and executed in 2003.

by New York Spaces

Robert Indiana: One Through Zero, 1980 - 2003. Corten Steel. Dimensions of each Number: 72 x 72 x 36
Robert Indiana: One Through Zero, 1980–2003. Corten Steel. Dimensions of each Number: 72 x 72 x 36" (overall including base 78 x 74 x 38"). © 2017 Morgan Art Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Edition 5/6. Photo by Tom Powel Imaging.

The Glass House is pleased to present the first public installation of Robert Indiana's ONE through ZERO, ten 6-foot-high COR-TEN steel sculptures that were conceived in 1980 and executed in 2003. Visitors will finally be able to view the complete set of these monumental works located in a field just to the south of the Glass House itself, where they have been placed to accentuate the edge of the hill that separates the house from the pond and pavilion below. The installation conjoins Philip Johnson and Robert Indiana's visionary approach to industrial materials, proportion, form and the understanding of space.

The positioning of the sculptures allows them to be seen directly from the Glass House, while establishing sightlines from the artworks to other significant pavilions and structures, including the Studio, Ghost House and Da Monsta. The site is also notable as an area where Philip Johnson considered placing a small chapel toward the end of his life. The installation of ONE through ZERO is in keeping with Johnson's approach to placing pavilions and structures within the landscape.

Robert Indiana: ONE through ZERO will be on view through November 2017.

The Glass House is located at 199 Elm St., New Canaan, CT 06840.

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