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The Estate of Beverly Pepper

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Todi Columns, 1979-2019

cast iron columns

overall dimensions variable

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Steel circular abstract sculpture with burnt orange hue by Beverley Pepper.

Helena, 2014-2018

Cor-Ten steel, edition of 4

80 5/8 x 83 3/8 x 50 3/4 in. / 205 x 212 x 129 cm 

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Curvae in Curvae, 2013-2018

Cor-Ten steel, edition of 3

106 3/4 x 118 1/8 x 90 3/4 in. / 271.1 x 300 x 230.5 cm

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Sulla Senior, 2014

Cor-Ten steel, unique

110 1/4 x 126 x 59 in. / 280 x 320 x 150 cm

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Drusilla, 2014

Cor-Ten steel, unique
137 3/4 x 133 7/8 x 66 7/8 in. / 350 x 340 x 170 cm

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Installation shot of curved steel sculpture atop a small pedestal in grass by Beverley Pepper.

Curved Presence, 2012

Cor-Ten steel, edition of 3

91 5/8 x 125 x 58 in. / 232.7 x 317.5 x 147.3 cm

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Broken Circle, 2012

Cor-Ten steel, edition of 3

161 x 163 x 94 in. / 408.9 x 414 x 238.7 cm

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My Circle, 2008

Cor-Ten steel, unique

173 1/4 x 165 x 110 1/4 in. / 440 x 419.1 x 280 cm

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Manhattan Sentinels, 1993-1996

4 cast iron columns

overall dimensions variable

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Moline Markers, 1981

ductile cast iron
overall dimensions variable

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Mute Presence, 1981

ductile cast iron, edition of 5

118 x 13 3/4 x 12 1/2 in. / 299.7 x 35.2 x 31.8 cm

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Phaedrus, 1974

painted steel, unique

228 x 96 in. / 579.1 x 243.8 cm

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Todi Columns, 1979-2019

cast iron columns

overall dimensions variable

Steel circular abstract sculpture with burnt orange hue by Beverley Pepper.

Helena, 2014-2018

Cor-Ten steel, edition of 4

80 5/8 x 83 3/8 x 50 3/4 in. / 205 x 212 x 129 cm 

Curvae in Curvae, 2013-2018

Cor-Ten steel, edition of 3

106 3/4 x 118 1/8 x 90 3/4 in. / 271.1 x 300 x 230.5 cm

Sulla Senior, 2014

Cor-Ten steel, unique

110 1/4 x 126 x 59 in. / 280 x 320 x 150 cm

and

Drusilla, 2014

Cor-Ten steel, unique
137 3/4 x 133 7/8 x 66 7/8 in. / 350 x 340 x 170 cm

Installation shot of curved steel sculpture atop a small pedestal in grass by Beverley Pepper.

Curved Presence, 2012

Cor-Ten steel, edition of 3

91 5/8 x 125 x 58 in. / 232.7 x 317.5 x 147.3 cm

Broken Circle, 2012

Cor-Ten steel, edition of 3

161 x 163 x 94 in. / 408.9 x 414 x 238.7 cm

My Circle, 2008

Cor-Ten steel, unique

173 1/4 x 165 x 110 1/4 in. / 440 x 419.1 x 280 cm

Manhattan Sentinels, 1993-1996

4 cast iron columns

overall dimensions variable

Moline Markers, 1981

ductile cast iron
overall dimensions variable

Mute Presence, 1981

ductile cast iron, edition of 5

118 x 13 3/4 x 12 1/2 in. / 299.7 x 35.2 x 31.8 cm

Phaedrus, 1974

painted steel, unique

228 x 96 in. / 579.1 x 243.8 cm

“I create work to discover it. To make its acquaintance. To sculpt a space. A sudden, energetic space.”

Portrait of Beverly Pepper with her work, Fallen Sky, 1968

Beverly Pepper.

About

Born in 1922 in Brooklyn, Pepper trained to as a painter with Fernand Léger and André Lhote in Paris. After a trip to Angkor Wat in 1960 she turned to sculpture. In 1962, along with David Smith and Alexander Calder, she participated in the landmark exhibition, Sculture Nella Cittá, in Spoleto, Italy. In addition to a lifetime of gallery exhibitions, she has had numerous solo museum shows, among them those at the The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, The San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, California and the Ara Pacis Museum in Rome, Italy. Pepper has worked extensively with public sites creating numerous land-art works and monumental iron sculptures in the United States, as well as in Europe and Asia. In 2018, the artist inaugurated a 3,000 square meter open-air theatre in Italy. Before her death in 2020, she completed work on the Beverly Pepper Park, the first mono-thematic park of contemporary sculpture by the artist in the world. 

Pepper's works can be found in major museums throughout the world including the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas; Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy; The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York; Museu d’Art Contemporari de Barcelona, Spain; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois; Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; IVAM, València, Spain; The Frederik Meijer Sculpture Garden and Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan and The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York. 

Throughout her career, Pepper received several awards, among those: Doctor of Fine Arts Pratt Institute; Accademico di Merito, Universtiy of Perugia; Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France; The Alexander Calder Prize, 2000; Pratt Institute, Legends Award, 2003; the International Sculpture Center Life Achievement Award, 2013 and Commendatore all’Ordine del Merito della Repubblica Italiana in 2015.

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