John Storrs, Forms in Space #1, c. 1924. Marble, 88 5/8 × 15 1/4 × 9 5/8 in. (225.1 x 38.7 x 24.4 cm) with base. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; 50th Anniversary Gift of Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Friedman in honor of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Flora Whitney Miller, and Flora Miller Biddle 84.37a-b
NARRATOR: This sculpture from the 1920s captures the sleekness and sophistication of the Art Deco style. The ascending forms with their stylized decoration resemble a skyscraper. Listen to music from the jazz age while you look around this gallery. And imagine the optimism and excitement of the nineteen-twenties, as entire skylines literally rose heavenward.