Donald Lipski

(Chicago, Illinois, 1947 - )

Untitled #64


Rubber and paint brush handles

46 x 22 x 5 11/16 in. (116.8 x 55.9 x 14.5 cm)

Collection of the Akron Art Museum

Gift of the Broido Family Collection


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2020 Objects to be Destroyed, Theresa Bembnister Donald Lipski often found the manufactured objects that he used for his sculptures at surplus stores or in dumpsters. In 1980, he acquired a large supply of paint brush handles from a company going out of business, and he proceeded to combine them with rice, string, plywood and steel in a series titled Passing Time. When Lipski, who favors contrasting materials, returned to this trove for Untitled #64, he combined the stiff brush handles with pliant rubber. The resulting arrangement of unlikely objects is both elegant and amusing.

United States
Found objects