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Standing Form #5
Through the late 1950s and into the early 1960s, Hunt's sculptures evolved into their most linear forms, taking the concept of "drawing in space" to a poetic resolution far beyond Julio González's introductory explorations...Standing Form, #5, 1962, is a tall, slender pole resembling the skeletal form of a two-jointed leg. It is made of found objects, including a bolt at the top, which might be the alert eye of this invented creature. The Standing Form series foretold Hunt's future interest in African art; art historian Sharon Patton likens them to African staffs and throwing knives.
from Loving, Richard Hunt: Extending Form (Notre Dame, 2012)