Richard Peter Stankiewicz
(1922 - 1983)
Richard Peter Stankiewicz was active/lived in Massachusetts. Richard Stankiewicz is known for whimsical junk assemblages sculpture, industrial elements.
Biography Richard Peter Stankiewicz
Richard Stankiewicz Dies, Pioneer of 'Junk' Sculpture, by Michae Brenson, Obituary, The New York Times, March 29, 1983
Richard Stankiewicz, the American sculptor whose whimsical scrap-iron constructions made him one of the pioneers of ''junk art'' and assemblage, died of cancer Sunday in Worthington, Mass. He was 60 years old.
Mr. Stankiewicz established his reputation by taking pipes, nuts, bolts, screws, clockworks and other scrap from junkyards and welding them into carefully ordered sculptural compositions that both respected the fragmentary, arbitrary character of the materials and transformed them.
''I take material that is already degenerating, flaking and rusting, and then try to make something beautiful of i
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