Upstart II

Clement Meadmore, American, 1929–2005

Upstart II, 1970

Cor-Ten steel
The John B. Putnam Jr. Memorial Collection, Princeton University

Clement Meadmore's minimalist Upstart II reduces forms to their barest elements for a maximum of expression. The work is constructed of only two components, and its visual effect is of one soaring projection. The sculpture's steel surface has been left to weather and has formed a rich brown patina.