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Monumental Travertine "Matrix" Sculpture by Robert Winslow

$ 95,000
  • Description
    Designer: Robert Winslow (b. 1950)
    USA - Circa 1985
    Dimensions: 116" H x 68" W x 39" D
    Condition: Very good vintage condition. A full condition report upon request. Please contact us to discuss shipping and installation options.

    Discover the epitome of artistic mastery with this incredible, monumental, freestanding travertine sculpture by acclaimed artist Robert Winslow (b. 1950). Titled "Matrix D" and crafted in 1985, this awe-inspiring artwork offers you a unique opportunity to own an extraordinary piece that showcases the pinnacle of sculptural expression. Measuring an impressive 116" H x 68" W x 39" D, the sculpture is composed of 27 hand-fabricated, interlocking slabs of solid, unfilled, honed travertine stone, sourced from a now-depleted quarry near Sedona, Arizona. Each 1.25" thick slab is meticulously carved and fitted to create an abstract, geometric, multi-plane sculpture with a stunning three-dimensional presence. Winslow's masterful craftsmanship is evident in the bullnose rounded edges and gracefully curved slots that ensure there are no sharp edges in the piece.

    This striking sculpture captures Winslow's innovative approach to design and creative genius, through the captivating array of geometric shapes, angular forms, fluid lines, and sweeping curves. Each piece is a unique shape. The two separated leg structures, composed of six travertine slabs, serve as a stable foundation while the interlocking pieces create an ascending structure, culminating at a towering height of 116”. The alternating directions of the interlocking pieces add to the sense of movement and dynamism in the sculpture.

    The creation of the "Matrix" sculptures demanded an extraordinary amount of time and effort from Winslow, especially before the advent of modern 3D rendering and CNC cutting technologies. To ensure the stability and proper fit of these freestanding sculptures, Winslow meticulously crafted multiple maquettes using wood, plaster, and metal. The resulting sculptures are celebrated for their modern forms, interplay of negative space, and harmoniously counterbalanced protrusions.

    Originally commissioned by an Executive Vice President of McDonald's Corporation for his Oak Brook, IL home, this monumental masterpiece is now available for the first time on the market since its creation. Rarely do works of this scale and complexity come to market! "Matrix D" would make a stunning statement piece in a grand entryway, double-height living room, or commercial or residential building lobby. Don't miss this unparalleled opportunity to own a breathtaking example of Robert Winslow's artistry and elevate your space with a true conversation starter.

    Biography: Robert Winslow (b. 1950) is a distinguished American sculptor and painter who rose to prominence in the late 1970s. A fine art graduate from the University of California-Irvine, Arizona State University, and the University of Arizona, Winslow is renowned for his exceptional skills in various mediums. His sculptures are crafted in marble, granite, optical glass, wood, bronze, and mixed media, while his thought-provoking paintings boast powerful textures. Influenced by pre-Columbian art and Jungian archetypes, Winslow's work is a testament to his diverse travels to Mexico

    His artwork is held in esteemed corporate and private collections worldwide, including McDonald's Corp., Helene Curtis Corporation, The Chicago Board Options Exchange, GATX, Siemens, and Loyola University in Chicago. Winslow's work is also featured in museums such as the Los Angeles Museum of Modern Art and the Nelson Art Center on the ASU Campus in Tempe, AZ. Additionally, his art graces public collections in the City of Barrington, IL, Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, AZ, and Big Sky Town Center, Montana.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Ample Provenance
    Origin: United States
    Period: 1980-1999
    Materials: Hand Carved Travertine, Stone
    Condition: Good. Very good vintage condition. A full condition report upon request. Please contact us to discuss shipping and installation options. The artist's numbered pencil marks are present and can easily be removed. Additional photos / videos upon request.
    Creation Date: Circa 1985
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Incollect Reference #: 635039
  • Dimensions
    W. 68 in; H. 116 in; D. 39 in;
    W. 172.72 cm; H. 294.64 cm; D. 99.06 cm;
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