Composition for the Axemen
|Composition for the Axeman|
|Location||Washington, D.C., United States|
Acquisition and creation
The work was commissioned in 1989 by Sam Rose of real estate development firm Greenebaum & Rose Associates of Washington. Sculptor Ken Wyten had the steel fabricated at McShane Welding Company, as well as additional work on the piece was performed by Kartel Sheet Metal and Allied Industries, all located in Erie, Pennsylvania. The abstract piece was named Composition for the Axemen due to Wyten's love for blues music, "axeman" being a slang term for a guitarist.
Upon its arrival to the location it was kept off site at a nearby vacant lot for fifteen months before being installed to its current location in the fall of 2003.
About the artist
- Smithsonian (2008). "Composition for the Axemen, (sculpture).". Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture. Smithsonian. Retrieved 15 Feb 2011.
- Goode, John Washington Sculpture. The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008, p. 20.
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