Alternate view of Robert Rauschenberg’s Untitled (Elemental Sculpture) [steel flange and stone]

Related to Untitled (Elemental Sculpture) [steel flange and stone], ca. 1953

Alternate view of Robert Rauschenberg’s Untitled (Elemental Sculpture) [steel flange and stone]

Related to Untitled (Elemental Sculpture) [steel flange and stone], ca. 1953

Robert Rauschenberg, Untitled (Elemental Sculpture) [steel flange and stone], ca. 1953. Hinged steel flange, steel strap, iron bolt, and stone, 13 5/8 x 18 1/4 x 9 1/8 in. (34.6 x 46.4 x 23.2 cm). Collection SFMOMA, purchase through a gift of Phyllis Wattis; © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

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In the orientation pictured here, Untitled (Elemental Sculpture) [steel flange and stone] is balanced on three points: the tip of the bolt, the bend of the strap, and the edge of the steel flange. Although this positioning might seem precarious, the sculpture is quite stable in this configuration.

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