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Roger Phillips

Untitled, 1983, by Roger Phillips (1930 – )

Untitled, 1983, by Roger Phillips (1930 – ) is a stainless steel sculpture—with aluminum discs, painted red, that spin in the wind—is installed at Appaloosa Library, 7377 E Silverstone Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85255, in the patio courtyard.

The sculpture was donated to the City of Scottsdale’s Public Art Collection by John and Judith Ellerman. Its dimensions are 126 inches high, 53 inches wide, and 5.5 inches deep.

Phillips was born in New York City in 1930. His education as a metalsmith began on Long Island at age 12 as a blacksmith’s helper, and he has worked in metal ever since. His studio/workshop is located in Stuyvesant, New York, about 100 miles north of New York City.

The artist graduated from Bard College in 1953. He studied drawing and design at the New School and metal fabrication at the Jewish Museum in New York. He is a past president of the Artist-Blacksmith’s Association of North America.

A constructivist, Phillips’ work is in private and public collections throughout the United States. A large portion of his work is kinetic, made of stainless steel and brightly painted aluminum plate. Many pieces are commissioned for specific outdoor sites. His work can be seen at Taylor | Graham, 5 E. 82nd Street, New York City, New York, 10028.

Installed September 2019.

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Location7377 E Silverstone Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85255, USA

ArtistRoger Phillips

DatesInstalled September 2019

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