(Washington, D.C. born 1943)
A reclining nude on an architectural corner element, patinated bronze, 14-1/4 x 14-1/2 x 14-1/2 in.
Provenance: The Studio Collection of Ray Kaskey, Brentwood, Maryland
Note: Raymond Kaskey is an American architect and sculptor most well-known for his works of monumental and memorial sculpture. He studied architecture at Carnegie Mellon University and Yale University, and in 1983 established Kaskey Studio. Throughout his career as an artist, Kaskey has received numerous commissions to create public art for civic buildings and memorials across the country, including the architectural sculptures for the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. and Portlandia for the Portland Public Services Building in Portland, Oregon.
Ray Kaskey states the importance of this piece to his career, "I began exhibiting as a member of The National Sculpture Society in New York City in the late 70s. In 1981 I won the Mrs. Louis Bennett Award for the Corner Caryatid, I believe for the original way it combined sculpture in the round with traditional relief. When I responded to the call for entry in the Portlandia competition with six slides, it was the Corner Caryatid that impressed Michael Graves and admitted me to the 2nd phase of the competition, which I ultimately won, and led to a career doing public monuments."
mottled gold and black patina
The Studio Collection of Ray Kaskey, Brentwood, Maryland