Knife Ship I Knife Ship I

Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation Gift of the Fondo Rivetti per l'Arte, Torino

Wood, steel, plastic-coated fabric, motor
Closed, without oars: 7 ft. 8 in. x 10 ft. 6 in. x 40 ft. 5 in. (2.3 x 3.2 x 12.3 m); extended, with oars: 26 ft. 4 in. x 31 ft. 6 in. x 82 ft. 11 in. (8 x 9.6 x 25.3 m)
Height with large blade raised: 31 ft. 8 in. (9.7 m)
Width with blades extended: 82 ft. 10 in. (25.2 m)

Originally used as prop in performance Il Corso del Coltello,i> Arsenale, Venice, Italy, September 1985
Installed 1997

Photo: Balthasar Burkhard





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