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Joel Perlman

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Joel Perlman (B. 1943)

Terracota, 2012

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31h x 28w x 9d in

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Joel Perlman (B. 1943)

Phantom, 2007

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Joel Perlman (B. 1943)

Black Tower, 2010

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Joel Perlman (B. 1943)

Black Cyclone II, 2010

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Joel Perlman (B. 1943)

Silver Twister, 2019

Stainless Steel

24h x 13w x 12d in

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Joel Perlman (B. 1943)

Silverthin, 2015

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17h x 15w x 5d in

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Joel Perlman (B. 1943)

Silver Gear, 2019

Stainless Steel

21h x 17w x 7d in

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Joel Perlman (B. 1943)

Terracota, 2012

Bronze

31h x 28w x 9d in

Joel Perlman (B. 1943)

Phantom, 2007

Bronze

21h x 17w x 16d in

Joel Perlman (B. 1943)

Black Tower, 2010

Bronze

83h x 16w x 16d in

Joel Perlman (B. 1943)

Black Cyclone II, 2010

Bronze

26h x 21w x 21d in

Joel Perlman (B. 1943)

Silver Twister, 2019

Stainless Steel

24h x 13w x 12d in

Joel Perlman (B. 1943)

Silverthin, 2015

Bronze

17h x 15w x 5d in

Joel Perlman (B. 1943)

Silver Gear, 2019

Stainless Steel

21h x 17w x 7d in

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Biography

Joel Perlman (b. 1943)

Joel Perlman is best known for his sculptures that juxtapose flat geometries of welded steel, aluminum, and bronze in three-dimensional space. His sculptures sketch themselves out in airy volumes, both glorifying and defying the weight and density of the materials.

Perlman was born in New York City where he continues to work, as well as maintaining a studio in Watermill, New York. He began welding at Cornell University (BFA 1965) and then at the Central School of Art and Design, London, and the University of California, Berkeley (MA 1967). In the 1970-90’s he had numerous exhibitions at the seminal Andre Emmerich Gallery in New York. Perlman is the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award. His work is included in important public and private collections including The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, The Los Angeles County Museum, California, The Whitney Museum of American Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

In addition to his rigorous studio practice, the artist is well known for his public and privately commissioned site-specific works. They include the ABN Amro Bank Building, Chicago, The IBM Corporation, Thornwood, New York, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey, the Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York, The 1980 Winter Olympics, Lake Placid, and the Ursukushi-Ga-Hara Open Air Museum, Japan.