Nationality

American

Artist Dates

1930-2010

Preview

image preview

Date of Work

ca. 1993

Medium

Mixed media

Height

15"

Width

15"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection: James Smith Pierce Collection

Status

Stored: FF_006_W

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Artist Bio

Born in Brooklyn, New York, James Smith Pierce received his PhD in art history from Harvard University. During his career as a professor, Pierce also became an accomplished artist, whose artworks were included in important exhibitions (including a show on land art at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC) and books on contemporary earthworks and site-specific sculpture. Pierce was also a photographer, exhibition curator, and art collector.

Additional Information

University of Southern Maine (USM) model or prototype by James Smith Pierce for Earthperson on the Gorham Campus. Pierce was USM 1993 Artist-in-Residence and his students assisted him with the earthworks project. This separate earthwork was "one of if not the only earthwork by Pierce outside his legendary site (Pratt Farm) in Clinton, Maine".

Identifying information provided by Carol Smyers, 2019.

Condition

Good

Condition Notes

Detached parts

Share

COinS