David Bakalar

David Bakalar

TV Man or Five-Piece Cube with Strange Hole, 1993 Mountain rose granite


82 in. x 57 in. x 105 in. (208.28 cm x 144.78 cm x 266.7 cm)

Gift of the artist

Created from both conventional and innovative materials such as bronze, granite, marble, aluminum and stainless steel, David Bakalar’s abstract, organic forms show the influence of Constructivism as well as Surrealism as well as the artist’s affinity for biology and science.

Their harmoniously arranged geometric forms suggest natural systems and manifest an underlying potential and kinetic energy. MIT’s TV Man or Five Piece Cube with Strange Hole incorporates the negative space surrounding the work as a primary component. A gift to the Institute in 1993, Bakalar’s composition of five pieces of mountain granite appears uniquely anthropomorphic in form.

Building Number: 145

Accession Number: 1996.015