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Lee Ufan’s Quietly Groundbreaking Five-Decade Career - WSJ

22 July 2019

On a chilly spring morning, Lee Ufan is climbing up and around a quarry on the eastern end of Long Island looking for boulders. The site is a village-size pit of sand and soil, ringed with piles of white stones of varying sizes. Lee, a sculptor, painter and philosopher, has traveled from Manhattan by car. He arrived ready to work, dressed in black jeans, a dark blue jacket and a corduroy shirt of autumnal gold. He is trim and fit—about 5 foot 8 with shaggy silver hair—and he moves quickly through the landscape. He doesn’t speak much, mostly keeping to hand gestures. From time to time, he refers to his drawings, sketches of future sculptures. Later, he motions toward a boulder and says, “This is good.”

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Image: Lee Ufan at Dia:Beacon in Beacon, New York, next to his work Relatum (formerly Iron Field), 1969/2019. Photo: Adrian Gaut
Lee Ufan’s Quietly Groundbreaking Five-Decade Career - WSJ
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