Beverly Pepper: Cleopatra’s Wedge

Beverly Pepper (b.1924, New York City, NY) created Cleopatra’s Wedge in 1991. This 18 1/2-foot tall, rust-colored steel sculpture dramatically complements its lower Manhattan site. In color, mass and shape, Cleopatra’s Wedge exemplifies the perfect relationship between sculpture and its surrounding architecture, which here includes an adjacent building by noted architect César Pelli. Text provided by Public Art Fund.

Beverly Pepper

Cleopatra’s Wedge, 1993

18’6” x 76’1½”

4/23/1993 – 4/30/1994

Photo by: John Maggiotto, c