Friday, April 19, 2019
Wright Auctions is listing OXTAIL from the collection of Robert and Ruth Vogele. They purchased this one from the Construct Gallery in Chicago in the late 70s. Although it is small, it looks great. In other news, there was an inquiry into HIGHLINE just outside the Van Nuys Post Office. Possible renovations to a barren plaza but there is a clean modern quality that is ripe for a little sprucing up. The original design was totally horizontal - the maquette is in the Smithsonian collection - I a... .. read more..
Friday, February 8, 2019
Hunter Museum of Art has a nice image of DUNBAR (1980). Nice to finally see this piece in public even if it is not currently on view. .. read more..
MOON RUN and others
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Wright Auction is currently listing several KIPP pieces in their 19 July 2018 offering. Two striking UNTITLED acrylics from 1978 as well as a unique sculpture that darts horizontally - MOON RUN. See all the items up for auction at Wright .. read more..
Friday, April 6, 2018
I just ran across a maquette similar to BULLFINCH and WILD RICE that was auctioned on 18 MAR 2018 and have now added it to the site. Enjoy. .. read more..
#500 and counting
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Thanks to Wright Auction for requesting details about several works they currently have listed. The addition of these new pieces sends us over the 500 mark for the number of recorded works in the KIPP canon. YUKON has the distinction of receiving the coveted #500. There are several other 2D pieces that need to be added as well so we will keep recording. .. read more..
WINK - maquette
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
The maquette for WINK came up for auction at the Wright Auction House scheduled for 29 SEPT 2016. Although similar in spirit to the realized version on the University of Pennsylvania campus, the two pieces are quite different. .. read more..
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
I did not have this piece recorded but it was included in the 1969 show, Exhibition in Memory of Rene d'Harnoncourt at the American Federation of the Arts in NYC presented by the Institute of International Education. Rene d'Harnoncourt was the director at the Museum of Modern Art from 1949-1967. He was killed on Long Island during on a walk by a drunk driver while preparing this show with the president of IIE. BOXTOP was lent to the exhibit by KIPP. .. read more..
TREFOIL and SOLSTICE
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Secured a few old catalogs and books from the interwebs and they are now trickling in. So great to finally see images of SOLSTICE and TREFOIL standing alongside TRIANON in 1963. .. read more..
Monday, August 1, 2016
While paging through James Meyer's Minimalism tome, I was surprised to find a picture from the 1969 Art of the Real: USA show at MOMA with a caption focused on Carl Andre's Fall - pg 160. In the background, along with a Calder, stands ALBATROSS. Most of the show notes I have found only listed the maquette in the show but this photo definitely shows ALBATROSS in all it's full-sized glory. .. read more..
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Finally some movement with the re-introduction to PLACID. Watertown Daily Times .. read more..
Betty Parsons Collection
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Fulfilling a New Year's resolution, I spent the afternoon at the Archive of American Art in Washington DC reviewing box 8 and 9 of the Betty Parsons Collection. Most of the KIPP ephemera is already scanned and available online but none of the photos were scanned. The Archive has very strict copyrights on the images but I will do my best to come up with something to depict so many pieces that are not included on this site. It was a thrilling afternoon as I uncovered so many new transitional pi... .. read more..
UNTITLED Roller Ink Paintings
Friday, September 19, 2014
Discovered 4 new, roller ink paintings for sale on EBay from a private collector in Howard City , MI. All four pieces were sold to unknown buyer(s). UNTITLED, 1980 UNTITLED, 1987 UNTITLED, 1987 UNTITLED, 1993 .. read more..
PLACID, ONE-O-NINE and LOCKPORT
Thursday, June 26, 2014
One of KIPP's former students and assistants, Jesse Nolan, sent along several installation images of PLACID, ONE-O-NINE and LOCKPORT. It was spectacular to see these colorful images of PLACID and ONE-O-NINE. Here's hoping that the Lake Placid Center for the Arts is able to finally erect PLACID again in all its primary colored glory. You can visit Jesse's website HERE . .. read more..
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Visiting Naples, FL for KIPP's memorial and had breakfast with KIPP's son Keeth. They welcomed me to a family gathering last night for great food and interesting stories aboout KIPP's life. This morning I visited TONAWANDA and took a lot of photos. The Smithsonian archive has also recently added pictures of several KIPP pieces as part of their Outdoor Sculpture archive. I am pleased to report that most of the pieces are in much better shape than the images indicate including TONAWANDA. .. read more..
Sunday, May 4, 2014
This piece was included in the Made in Florida traveling exhibit in 1992. It is a transitory piece between the PLATES and ANGLES aspects of PLACID, ONE-O-NINE and SCOTTSBORO and the INTERSECTION cycle introduced in 1978. .. read more..
Friday, April 25, 2014
Joan and Harry Winston sent along several KIPP pieces they have in their collection. Several maquettes, ink paintings and LOVE WARRIOR. Their 1981 roller painting is unique as it contains 9 compositions as opposed to most of the paintings which contain a single composition. Search on "winston" to retrieve the entire collection. .. read more..
LOVE WARRIOR, CORONADO and DURHAM
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Special thanks to Harry and Joan Winston for supplying some images of their KIPP pieces, CORONADO and LOVE WARRIOR. Don't miss the image of LOVE WARRIOR with KIPP during a 1992 visit. CORONADO also appeared in a small Italian show in 1997 with DURHAM. .. read more..
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Decided to spend the day honoring KIPP by scouring the Fine Arts library in East Lansing. Discovered a copy of the Art in Public Places exhibit. The show pamphlet illustrated SCOTTSBORO. Beautiful day. .. read more..
Lyman E Kipp Jr (1929 - 2014)
Friday, April 4, 2014
I heard earlier this week from KIPP's daughter, Lisa, that he had passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 30 at his Bonita Springs, FL residence. It goes without saying that I admired KIPP's work and I will continue to maintain this site with the same fervor in order to document as much of his work as possible. I spoke with KIPP quite frequently over the phone since posting this site and I knew he appreciated the work I was doing for him. He always had a great story to relay to me about a pie... .. read more..
Friday, February 21, 2014
While doing some investigation this afternoon, we started searching the "Lake Placid News" archives for information on PLACID's fate. We sent another inquiry to the Lake Placid Center for the Arts and found an interesting comment from November 2013 by a gentleman named Dan Patchett. Come to find out, Dan authored a book about Lake Placid titled "Paradox Bay" which mentions PLACID several times and he offers this update: “Placid” by Lyman Kipp was created with steel beams from the 1932 Olympic... .. read more..