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The Philosophical Nail


James Lee Byars



Institution Walker Art Center
Location On view at the Walker Art Center, Gallery 5
The Philosophical Nail, James Lee Byars
Courtesy Walker Art Center
James Lee Byars, The Philosophical Nail (1986)
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Medium: Sculpture, Sculptures | gilded iron
Size: overall 10.75 x 1.25 x 1.25 inches
Culture: American
Physical Description: A large iron nail covered with gold leaf. The nail is displayed in a mahogany virtine, that was constructed at WAC
Credit: Collection Walker Art Center; Gift of the Judith Rothschild Foundation, 1999
Accession Number: 1999.59
Rights: Copyright retained by the artist
Artist: James Lee Byars, American, 1932 - 1997
Role: Artist
Nationality: American
Life Dates: American, 1932 - 1997
Added to Site: March 1, 2009