The New York Spire, 1987Wood, stone, potato peeler16' × 7' × 7'

This spire is in continuation of a series already erected in the United States, Britain, Spain and Germany. The Inspiration: “Why this is the only thread on which our dear planet is suspended in space.” Jean Arp. The Aspiration: “So wie der Mensch nicht da ist sondern erst entstehen muss, so muss auch die Kunst erst entestehen, denn es gibt sie noch nicht.” Joseph Beuys. (“Uneasily” translated: “Just as the human race has not arrived, art has not arrived, therefore, art has not yet begun.”)

Dedicated to Socrates, Daphne (bless her), Pat and Del, and to potato-peelers everywhere.


Nov 7, 1987 – Mar 15, 1988 Artists Choose Artists