On view

American, born Russia, 1912–1999
Iliad, 1974–76
Painted steel
36 ft. x 54 ft. 7 in. x 19 ft. 7 in. (11 m x 16.6 m x 596.9 cm)
Gift of the Ralph E. Ogden Foundation
© The Alexander Liberman Trust
Photo by Jerry L. Thompson
The cylindrical shapes of Iliad and Adam, each painted bright red, have been sliced to make elliptical and circular forms. Iliad, with its dramatically cantilevered elements, forms a dynamic architectural space through which to walk. Liberman spoke about creating the work’s “extreme overhang, because I want to achieve a certain sense of awe.”

Other works by this artist

Adam, 1970


Adonai, 1970–71 (refabricated 2000)