This is the only web approved image for 38:2004.  (ER 8/2008)
© Roxy Paine
Title: Placebo
Date: 2004
Artist: Roxy Paine
American, born 1966
Medium: stainless steel
Dimensions:
56 ft. x 46 ft. 6 in.
Credit Line: Commissioned by the Saint Louis Art Museum with funds given in memory of John Wooten Moore
Object Number: 38:2004
Current Location: On View, Outdoor, West Lawn
Notes:
Situated among the trees of Forest Park, this monumental sculpture interacts with the surrounding built and natural environments. Through its form, the work relates to the real trees nearby while its precise and reflective stainless steel surface poses a contradiction. As Roxy Paine explained, "I take this organic majestic being and break it down into components and rules." Made by welding together standard industrial piping, Placebo highlights the complex relationship between the man-made and the natural world.
Signed: unsigned
Provenance
2004 -
Saint Louis Art Museum, commissioned from the artist through James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY [1]


Notes:
[1] Invoice dated August 30, 2004 [SLAM document files]. Minutes of the Collections Committee of the Board of Trustees, Saint Louis Art Museum, September 28, 2004.
Publication History
Title: New on View
Periodical Title: Saint Louis Art Museum Magazine
Publisher: Saint Louis Art Museum
Title: The City at 250: A Celebration of St. Louis in Photographs
Publisher: The Sheldon Art Galleries
Author: Olivia Lahs-Gonzales
Author: Eric Lutz
Title: Lectures
Periodical Title: Saint Louis Art Museum Magazine
Publisher: Saint Louis Art Museum
Title: New on view
Publisher: Saint Louis Art Museum
Title: New Outdoor Sculpture: Monumental Outdoor Sculpture Commissioned for the Museum
Periodical Title: Saint Louis Art Museum Magazine
Edition: July-September
Year Published: 2004
Title: The Placebo Effect
Periodical Title: The St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Edition: September 14
Year Published: 2004
Title: Outdoor Sculpture Gains Media Acclaim
Periodical Title: Saint Louis Art Museum Magazine
Publisher: Saint Louis Art Museum
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