Ruth Asawa

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A painting on Masonite by Ruth Asawa, titled Untitled (BMC.95, In and Out), circa 1946-1949.
A painting on Masonite by Ruth Asawa, titled Untitled (BMC.95, In and Out), circa 1946-1949.
A painting on Masonite by Ruth Asawa, titled Untitled (BMC.95, In and Out), circa 1946-1949.
Ruth Asawa
Untitled (BMC.95, In and Out), c. 1946-1949
Oil on Masonite
16 1/2 x 19 1/4 x 2 inches (41.9 x 48.9 cm)
A hanging wire sculpture by Ruth Asawa, titled Untitled (S.531, Hanging Six Lobed, Two Continuous Interlocking Forms), circa 1950.
A hanging wire sculpture by Ruth Asawa, titled Untitled (S.531, Hanging Six Lobed, Two Continuous Interlocking Forms), circa 1950.
A hanging wire sculpture by Ruth Asawa, titled Untitled (S.531, Hanging Six Lobed, Two Continuous Interlocking Forms), circa 1950.
Ruth Asawa
Untitled (S.531, Hanging Six Lobed, Two Continuous Interlocking Forms), c. 1950
Hanging sculpture—iron wire
82 x 20 x 20 inches (208.3 x 50.8 x 50.8 cm)
A print on paper by Ruth Asawa, titled Untitled (SF.042a, Printed cork ends), circa 1951-1952.
A print on paper by Ruth Asawa, titled Untitled (SF.042a, Printed cork ends), circa 1951-1952.
A print on paper by Ruth Asawa, titled Untitled (SF.042a, Printed cork ends), circa 1951-1952.
Ruth Asawa
Untitled (SF.042a, Printed cork ends), c. 1951-1952
Black ink on paper
13 x 13 inches (33 x 33 cm)
A hanging wire sculpture by Ruth Asawa, titled Untitled (S.068, Hanging, Single Lobe, with a Suspended Interior Sphere), circa 1952.
A hanging wire sculpture by Ruth Asawa, titled Untitled (S.068, Hanging, Single Lobe, with a Suspended Interior Sphere), circa 1952.
A hanging wire sculpture by Ruth Asawa, titled Untitled (S.068, Hanging, Single Lobe, with a Suspended Interior Sphere), circa 1952.
Ruth Asawa
Untitled (S.068, Hanging, Single Lobe, with a Suspended Interior Sphere), c. 1952
Hanging sculpture—oxidized copper and brass wire
15 x 17 x 17 inches (38.1 x 43.2 x 43.2 cm)
A hanging wire sculpture, titled Untitled (S.757, Hanging Sphere), Untitled (S.758, Hanging Sphere), Untitled (S.759, Hanging Sphere), circa 1950-1959.
A hanging wire sculpture, titled Untitled (S.757, Hanging Sphere), Untitled (S.758, Hanging Sphere), Untitled (S.759, Hanging Sphere), circa 1950-1959.
A hanging wire sculpture, titled Untitled (S.757, Hanging Sphere), Untitled (S.758, Hanging Sphere), Untitled (S.759, Hanging Sphere), circa 1950-1959.
Ruth Asawa
Untitled (S.757, Hanging Sphere), Untitled (S.758, Hanging Sphere), Untitled (S.759, Hanging Sphere), c. 1950-1959, c. 1960-1969
Hanging sculpture—brass wire Hanging sculpture—copper wire Hanging sculpture—copper wire
5 1/2 x 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches (14 x 13.3 x 13.3 cm) 7 x 8 x 8 inches (17.8 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm) 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches (13.3 x 13.3 x 13.3 cm)
A hanging wire sculpture by Ruth Asawa, titled Untitled (S.114, Hanging, Six-Lobed Continuous Form within a Form with One Suspended and Two Tied Spheres), circa 1958.
A hanging wire sculpture by Ruth Asawa, titled Untitled (S.114, Hanging, Six-Lobed Continuous Form within a Form with One Suspended and Two Tied Spheres), circa 1958.
A hanging wire sculpture by Ruth Asawa, titled Untitled (S.114, Hanging, Six-Lobed Continuous Form within a Form with One Suspended and Two Tied Spheres), circa 1958.
Ruth Asawa
Untitled (S.114, Hanging, Six-Lobed Continuous Form within a Form with One Suspended and Two Tied Spheres), c. 1958
Hanging sculpture—iron, copper, and brass wire
131 x 22 x 22 inches 332.7 x 55.9 x 55.9 cm
A hanging wire sculpture by Ruth Asawa, titled Untitled (S.459, Hanging Open Form with a Disc, Four Upward Ears, and Four Downward Tails), circa 1950 to 1959.
A hanging wire sculpture by Ruth Asawa, titled Untitled (S.459, Hanging Open Form with a Disc, Four Upward Ears, and Four Downward Tails), circa 1950 to 1959.
A hanging wire sculpture by Ruth Asawa, titled Untitled (S.459, Hanging Open Form with a Disc, Four Upward Ears, and Four Downward Tails), circa 1950 to 1959.
Ruth Asawa
Untitled (S.459, Hanging Open Form with a Disc, Four Upward Ears, and Four Downward Tails), c. 1950-1959
Hanging sculpture—brass wire
15 1/2 x 12 x 12 inches (39.4 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm)
A hanging wire sculpture by Ruth Asawa, titled Untitled (WC.134, Self Portrait), circa 1960.
A hanging wire sculpture by Ruth Asawa, titled Untitled (WC.134, Self Portrait), circa 1960.
A hanging wire sculpture by Ruth Asawa, titled Untitled (WC.134, Self Portrait), circa 1960.
Ruth Asawa
Untitled (WC.134, Self Portrait), c. 1960
Ink on paper
13 x 12 1/2 inches (33 x 31.8 cm)
A hanging wire sculpture by Ruth Asawa, titled Untitled (S.073, Hanging Single Sphere, Five Layer Continuous Form within a Form), dated 1962.
A hanging wire sculpture by Ruth Asawa, titled Untitled (S.073, Hanging Single Sphere, Five Layer Continuous Form within a Form), dated 1962.
A hanging wire sculpture by Ruth Asawa, titled Untitled (S.073, Hanging Single Sphere, Five Layer Continuous Form within a Form), dated 1962.
Ruth Asawa
Untitled (S.073, Hanging Single Sphere, Five Layer Continuous Form within a Form), 1962
Hanging sculpture—oxidized copper wire
24 1/2 x 36 x 36 inches (62.2 x 91.4 x 91.4 cm)
A wall-hanging wire sculpture by Ruth Asawa, titled Untitled (S.452, Hanging Tied-Wire, Five Branched Form Based on Nature), circa 1965.
A wall-hanging wire sculpture by Ruth Asawa, titled Untitled (S.452, Hanging Tied-Wire, Five Branched Form Based on Nature), circa 1965.
A wall-hanging wire sculpture by Ruth Asawa, titled Untitled (S.452, Hanging Tied-Wire, Five Branched Form Based on Nature), circa 1965.
Ruth Asawa
Untitled (S.452, Hanging Tied-Wire, Five Branched Form Based on Nature), c. 1965
Hanging sculpture—brass wire and copper wire ties
29 x 28 x 14 inches 73.7 x 71.1 x 35.6 cm)
A wall-hanging wire sculpture by Ruth Asawa, titled Sun and Star (S.616/60), circa 1966.
A wall-hanging wire sculpture by Ruth Asawa, titled Sun and Star (S.616/60), circa 1966.
A wall-hanging wire sculpture by Ruth Asawa, titled Sun and Star (S.616/60), circa 1966.
Ruth Asawa
Sun and Star (S.616/60), c. 1966
Wall-mounted sculpture—brass wire
44 1/2 x 44 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches (113 x 113 x 36.8 cm)
A hanging wire sculpture by Ruth Asawa, titled Untitled (S.066, Hanging Mobius Strip), circa 1968.
A hanging wire sculpture by Ruth Asawa, titled Untitled (S.066, Hanging Mobius Strip), circa 1968.
A hanging wire sculpture by Ruth Asawa, titled Untitled (S.066, Hanging Mobius Strip), circa 1968.
Ruth Asawa
Untitled (S.066, Hanging Mobius Strip), c. 1968
Hanging sculpture—oxidized copper wire
22 x 14 1/2 x 8 inches (55.9 x 36.8 x 20.3 cm)
A hanging wire sculpture by Ruth Asawa, titled Untitled (S.077), circa 1978.
A hanging wire sculpture by Ruth Asawa, titled Untitled (S.077), circa 1978.
A hanging wire sculpture by Ruth Asawa, titled Untitled (S.077), circa 1978.
Ruth Asawa
Untitled (S.077), c. 1978
Copper wire
33 x 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches (83.8 x 14 x 14 cm)
A hanging wire sculpture by Ruth Asawa, titled Untitled (S.175, Hanging Single-Lobed, Four-Layer Continuous Form within a Form), circa 1992.
A hanging wire sculpture by Ruth Asawa, titled Untitled (S.175, Hanging Single-Lobed, Four-Layer Continuous Form within a Form), circa 1992.
A hanging wire sculpture by Ruth Asawa, titled Untitled (S.175, Hanging Single-Lobed, Four-Layer Continuous Form within a Form), circa 1992.
Ruth Asawa
Untitled (S.175, Hanging Single-Lobed, Four-Layer Continuous Form within a Form), c. 1992
Hanging sculpture—copper wire with oxidized patina
13 x 17 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches (33 x 44.5 x 44.5 cm)