Detail of TIP. © Carnegie Museum of Art

TIP

Date: 2013

Materials: Timber, steel, spray paint, paint, steel mesh, scrim, cement, fabric, and varnish

Dimensions: 275 5⁄8 x 472 1⁄2 x 1574 3⁄4 in. (700 x 1200 x 4000 cm) overall (approx.)

Credit: Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, London, and New York

TIP, on view at the museum’s Forbes Avenue entrance plaza, is the largest in a series of sculptural installations she has created for art galleries and museums all over the world in recent years. This barrier-like structure bisects the plaza (and the museum entrance itself) and disrupts the relationship between Richard Serra’s massive steel sculpture Carnegie (1985) and Henry Moore’s Reclining Figure (1957). Adding one more layer of visual information to an already busy entrance, the work celebrates the chaotic syntax of public space. A tumultuous formal accomplishment, TIP appears to collapse into the glass walls of the museum to meet the hanging sculpture untitled:wrecker (2013) in the lobby.  

Video

Phyllida Barlow on the sustainability of her work.

Audio

Co-curator Daniel Baumann describes Phyllida Barlow's TIP.

Co-curator Daniel Baumann describes Phyllida Barlow's approach to creating a work at the entrance to the museum.

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