(Abstract female figure)

(Abstract female figure)

John Rhoden

This life-sized bronze sculpture is an example of Rhoden’s exploration of figurative abstraction. The iridescent piece abstracts the female form, with the head shaped in a way that recalls Richanda Rhoden’s signature chignon. Unlike other sculptures modeled after female models, this sculpture lacks limbs, a face, or any other identifying features. Rhoden had at least one other similar bronze sculpture wall mounted in the Rhodens’ Brooklyn Heights home. It appears in several archival photos, and was made in turquoise.
Artist
Date of Birth
(1916-2001)
Date
late 20th century
Medium
Bronze on stone base
Dimensions
79 x 30 x 15 in. (200.66 x 76.2 x 38.1 cm.)
Accession #
2019.27.15
Credit Line
The John Walter Rhoden and Richanda Phillips Rhoden Collection
Category
Subject