140th Annual Meeting With Guest Speaker Jonathan Lippincott

May 7, 2012 5:00pm rain or shine
Van Pelt Auditorium, Philadelphia Museum of Art (26th and the Parkway)

The Board of Trustees of the Fairmount Park Art Association

invites you to join us for our 140th Annual Meeting

at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

with guest speaker, Jonathan Lippincott

Lippincott will be discussing and signing his book, Large Scale: Fabricating Sculpture in the 1960s and 1970s.

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140th Annual Meeting: Monday, May 7, 2012 5:00 PM

Reception to follow, Books will be available for purchase

Location: Van Pelt Auditorium, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th and the Parkway

Questions? Call 215-546-7550

Photo Courtesy of Jonathan Lippincott © 1970
Photo Courtesy of Jonathan Lippincott © 1970

Jonathan Lippincott, author of Large Scale: Fabricating Sculpture in the 1960s and 1970s, will discuss the ground-breaking artists and sculptures made at Lippincott, Inc. in North Haven, CT. Founded in 1966 by his father Donald Lippincott and Roxanne Everett, this was the first fabrication studio dedicated exclusively to making large scale sculpture.

The 1960s and 70s were an immensely important and prolific time for modern sculpture. Many works in Philadelphia were created there, including Claes Oldenburg’s Clothespin, Louise Nevelson’s Atmosphere and Environment XII, Robert Indiana’s LOVE, and others. He will present photographs drawn from the company’s massive archive that shows the artists with welders and crew during the fabrication and installation processes.

Lippincott was born the year after the first sculptures were made at the studio, and he grew up watching the work take place there. He studied studio art and art history at Swarthmore College and is currently the design manager at Farrar, Straus and Giroux publishing in New York.

Related Artworks




by Claes Oldenburg (1929 - )

Centre Square Plaza, 15th and Market Streets

Facing City Hall tower with its sculpture of William Penn, Clothespin has the jolting and humorous effect of a familiar object seen out of context.


Atmosphere and Environment XII


by Louise Nevelson (1899 - 1988)

Philadelphia Museum of Art, West Entrance

Atmosphere and Environment XII is a product of the mature style of Louise Nevelson, one of the most influential artists of the decades following World War II.




by Robert Indiana (1928 - )

15th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard

For the bicentennial celebration in 1976, artist Robert Indiana lent the city a large aluminum sculpture of his “love” image. Indiana first produced this design as a painting in 1964.

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