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James Rosati

James Rosati was an American abstract sculptor. He was born in 1911 in Washington, Pennsylvania and died in 1988 in New York City. Rosati moved to New York in 1944, where he befriended fellow sculptor Philip Pavia. He was a charter member of the Eighth Street Club (the Club) and the New York School of abstract expressionism. He was awarded the Logan Medal of the Arts and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 1964. A 1969 show at Brandeis University lifted his career to new heights. He had other solo exhibitions and was in numerous group shows.

Rosati is perhaps best known for his sculptures in stone from the 1960s, and the stainless steel Ideogram that stood over 23 feet tall on the plaza between Towers 1 and 2 of the World Trade Center in New York City. About forty monumental pieces of sculpture are located in the United States and around the world. 

 

 

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 Sculpture

       
Delphi II
1961
Bronze  Ed. 3
32 1/2 x 17 3/4 x
17 3/4 inches 
    Untitled
(S1.14.1)
1968-69
Brass  Ed. 3
15 x 22 x
10 inches
         
   
Diurnal
1981-86
Bronze  Ed. 3
49 x 34 1/4 x
17 1/2 inches
     
Untitled
(28.439)
1971-78
Painted Aluminum
28 1/2 x 61 1/4 x
29 3/4 inches
         
 
Duo
1977-86
Bronze  Ed. 3
38 1/8 x 43 1/4 x
12 1/4 inches
    Untitled
(18.782)
1973
Stainless Steel
105 1/4 x 135 1/2 x
72 inches
         
 
Mansion I
1962
Caen Stone
18 3/4 x 15 7/8 x
12 1/8 inches
   
Untitled
(28.436)
1970-78
Painted Aluminum
23 1/2 x 59 3/4 x
29 1/2 inches
         
  North-Northeaster
1960
Bronze  Ed. 3
40 x 17 1/8 x
24 3/4 inches
    Untitled
(28.437)
1971-77
Bronze  Ed. 3
17 1/8 x 30 x
15 5/8 inches
         
  Ode II
1979
Corten Steel
Ed. 3
56 x 49 x
26 inches
    Untitled
(Two Forms)
1987-88 
Steel  Ed. 3
21 x 27 x
28 inches
 
         

 Works on Paper

       
   
Untitled
(Abstract Study)
(08.249)
1965
Acrylic on Paper
19 3/4 x 27 5/8 inches
     
Untitled
(Sculpture Study)
(08.268)
1983
Acrylic and Graphite
on Board
8 3/4 x 9 5/8 inches
         
   
Untitled
(Abstract Study)
(08.252)
1965
Colored Pencil
on Paper
5 5/8 x 14 1/4 inches
     
Untitled
(Sculpture Study)
(09.334)
1983
Oil Pastel and Ink
on Paper
7 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches
         
 
Untitled
(Sculpture Study)
(08.262)
1962
Acrylic, Watercolor and
Graphite on Paper
15 1/2 x 11 1/8 inches
     
Untitled
(Sculpture Study)
(09.337)
2008
Watercolor, Oil
Pastel and Ink
on Paper
11 1/4 x 15 3/8 inches
         
   
Untitled
(Sculpture Studies)
(08.261)
1972
Ink, Watercolor
and Oil Pastel
on Paper
8 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches
     
Untitled
(Sculpture Study)
(09.338)
1983
Watercolor, Oil Pastel
and Graphite on Paper
11 3/8 x 15 3/4 inches
         
   
Untitled
(Sculpture Studies)
(08.260)
1972
Colored Pencil,
Watercolor and
Oil Pastel on Paper
11 1/4 x 15 1/8 inches
     
Untitled
(07.225)
1970
Colored Pencil
on Paper
9 x 11 1/2 inches
         
   
Untitled
(Sculpture Study)
(08.263)
1972
Watercolor and
Graphite on Paper
10 x 12 3/4 inches
     
Untitled
(07.227)
1972
Watercolor
on Paper
10 x 12 inches