On view

American, 1934–2014
Endless Column, 1968
Painted steel
69 ft. 4 in. x 7 ft. 10 in. x 7 ft. 6 in. (21.1 m x 238.8 cm x 228.6 cm)
Purchased with the aid of funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and gift of the Ralph E. Ogden Foundation
Photo by Jerry L. Thompson
Reaching a height of nearly seventy feet, Endless Column is taller than any other work at Storm King. Tal Streeter called it “a kind of drawing in space which will take your eyes in a staccato movement to the top and on into the sky.” Two maquettes helped him to work out its engineering. He accentuated the linear, lightning-like form with a coating of bright red paint. Endless Column marks a pivotal moment in Streeter’s career, as his intense interest in the act of looking upward led him to Japan to study kite making. His travels soon extended throughout Asia, followed by publications and teaching on the creation and significance of kites. The title is a direct homage to Constantin Brancusi’s Endless Column, 1937, installed in Târgu Jiu, Romania.