Deitch Projects is pleased to announce joint representation of Jonathan Borofsky with the Paula Cooper Gallery.
Jonathan Borofsky is one of the most influential artists of his generation. His gallery and museum exhibitions in the 1970s and ‘80s redefined the way art was installed and experienced. During the past fifteen years, Borofsky has concentrated on public sculpture and has produced over thirty large-scale works for public settings in cities around the world. His public sculpture includes the 100 foot tall Molecule Man standing on the Spree River in Berlin, the 70 foot tall Hammering Man in Frankfurt, and the 100 foot tall Walking to the Sky that was installed at Rockefeller Center in 2004 and is now in the permanent collection of the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas.
Like his innovative work of the 1970s and ‘80s, Borofsky’s recent work continues his exploration of the philosophical and psychological values inherent in the human spirit. It also builds on the systemic structure of his influential early work such as his ongoing Counting From One to Infintiy piece. The interlocking figures in the new work abstract the relationship between the individual and the social structure that links people together.