James Surls

American (Terrell, Texas, 1943)

Being with the Sword and the Needle

1981
sculpture | oak and rattan
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    James Surls, Being with the Sword and the Needle, 1981; oak and rattan, 74 in. x 105 in. x 80 in. (187.96 cm x 266.7 cm x 203.2 cm); Collection SFMOMA, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Carter P. Thacher; © James Surls


74 in. x 105 in. x 80 in. (187.96 cm x 266.7 cm x 203.2 cm)
Acquired 1982
Collection SFMOMA
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Carter P. Thacher
© James Surls
82.2

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