Double Tetrahedralhypersphere No. 41
Bob Mangold (b. 1930, American)
painted, hollow, welded steel tubing
56 x 270 x 96 inches
Born in rural Indiana in 1930, Robert (Bob) Mangold joined the Air Force in 1949. At Indiana University where he earned an MFA in 1960, he started working on wind-driven sculpture as early as 1958, about the same time as George Rickey, a teacher and friend. In the early 1960s, Mangold moved to Colorado and taught design and sculpture at the University of Denver where he worked with Jack Ball and Vance Kirkland until 1964. He then went on to create the art department at Metropolitan State College (now University) in 1965 and taught sculpture there for 29 years. As a kinetic artist, Mangold’s sculptures explore concepts of space and motion. Mangold and his wife Peggy, an art dealer, own Artyard, a gallery which also serves as his studio in Denver. Mangold has exhibited nationally and internationally in more than 20 solo exhibitions. He has created a number of public art pieces, including a sculpture in Denver’s Civic Center Park.
ON VIEW in Mounted on Kirkland Museum's building, Outside Sculpture Gallery 11
Signed "MANGOLD / #41 8/82"
Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art; Gift of Robert Mangold; Photo by Wes Magyar