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Model No. 30183

Accession Number
2013/2.302

Title
Model No. 30183

Artist(s)
Gordon Newton

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1984

Medium & Support
wood, paint, and rubber on a wooden base

Dimensions
11 in x 12 in x 9 1/2 in (27.94 cm x 30.48 cm x 24.13 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of H. David Zucca

Subject matter
Gordon Newton is a Detroit based mixed media artist. The inspiration or source of the title for this piece is unknown, but the DIA has a larger sculpture by the artist that uses similar materials and colors and is titled, SDX Satellite Delay. Newton has been a well known artist among the Cass Corridor group since the 1970s, and he had a close relationship with the prominent collector Jim Duffy.

Physical Description
This small sculpture consists of a black rectangular base with spools on it, all spray painted black. A red wooden pole is sticking out of the center of the base and is holding up a thin red platform, with additional spools and a bright red ball on top. Multiple rubber belts are threaded among the spools on both the red and black elements.

Primary Object Classification
Sculpture

Primary Object Type
assemblage

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
belts (tool components)
found object sculpture
gears
mixed media works
technology (general associated concept)

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