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Ernest Tino Trova “Untitled” Sculpture Study of The Fallen Man, American c. 1960

$2,475.00

Ernest Tina Trova “Untitled “Study of the Fallen Man, circa 1960, signed with monogram and numbered ‘140/150’ in polished brass, representing Trova’s iconic “Fallen Man” series, figuring the armless potty belly male figure standing for a standardized representation of modern humanity at its most fallible. in excellent condition
6.5″H X 2.25″W X 2″D including plexiglass base
5.75″ H sculpture only

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Ernest Trova was among the most widely acknowledged sculptors working in the United States, resulting in invitations to exhibit in three Whitney Annuals, three Venice Biennales, and Documenta 4 in Kassel, Germany.i In 1969 his work was heralded by the New York Times as “among the best of contemporary American sculpture,” and throughout those decades examples of his art were prominently displayed in dozens of major museums including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Trova’s life-size bronze, Study/Falling Man (Wheelman), once greeted visitors at the Guggenheim’s 5th Avenue entrance, and for more than twenty years he was represented by the estimable Pace Gallery, which inaugurated its first New York space with an exhibition of his work.

Today Trova’s work is neglected in even the broadest art historical accounts of that same period. Anyone active in the contemporary art world of that time can easily recall Trova’s once-famous Falling Man series, which employed an armless, pot-bellied male figure as a standardized representation of modern humanity at its most fallible. In paintings and prints, Trova’s anti-heroic Falling Man was depicted as a flattened silhouette repeated and repositioned within geometric environments, while three-dimensional Falling Man sculpture was typically realized in chrome, bronze, or stainless steel and polished to mirrored perfection. Trova’s Falling Man was a ubiquitous icon of post-industrial distopia that could be seen everywhere from architect Philip Johnson’s private gallery at his Glass House to the cover of Time Magazine.

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Country of Origin:

United States

Year:

Circa

Condition:

Excellent

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Height:

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Additional Information

Country of Origin:

United States

Year:

Circa

Condition:

Excellent

Width:

in.

Height:

in.

Depth:

in.

In Stock:

1

Reference:

R