Title: Hammering Man at 2,938,405
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 Material Information
Title: Hammering Man at 2,938,405
Physical Description: Archival
Creator: Jonathan Borofsky
Donor: Gift of the Martin Z. Margulies Foundation ( donor )
Publication Date: 1984
Copyright Date: 1984
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Borofsky, Jonathan 1942-
Architecture -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Architecture -- Caribbean Area   ( lcsh )
Art, American -- 20th century
 Notes
Abstract: Hammering Man at 2,938,405" stands 24 feet high and represents the signature work of artist Jonathan Borofsky. The sculpture represents an imposing and dynamic figure of a man cut as a silhouette from corten steel. The man holds a hammer which he raises and lowers in the repetitive gesture of an industrial laborer paying tribute to the universal worker and to those who still work with their hands in a mechanized world. Borofsky's work is often inspired by the world of memories and dreams which he uses to explore the meaning of ordinary existence rather than the depths of the subconscious. Mathematics and counting also play a role as a meditative component of the artists work and as a way part in identifying the piece. This work is one of several site specific versions of "Hammering Man" around the world from Los Angeles, Seattle, Basel and Frankfurt.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00095047
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
Holding Location: Harn Museum of Art
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: accession - 2005.16.1

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