Man with Briefcase

Man with Briefcase (HM24Z6)

Location: Washington, DC 20004
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 53.893', W 77° 1.323'

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1987-88

—Cor-Ten steel —

Man with Briefcase
1987-88
Cor-Ten steel

Jonathan Borofsky
born Boston, MA 1942

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Thelma and Melvin Lenkin and Julie Walters and Sam Rose in honor of Elizabeth Broun, Director from 1989 to 2016, 2016.48

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Jonathan Borofsky's monumental silhouette of a man carrying a briefcase portrays an urban Everyman. The artist was inspired in 1979 by a newspaper advertisement for men's suits and subsequently made this archetypal office worker a recurring theme in his work. The number on the figure's leg, "3277542," reflects the artist's habit of "signing" his pieces with a number from a continuous sequence.
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HM NumberHM24Z6
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Placed BySmithsonian Institution
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Date Added Thursday, January 25th, 2018 at 7:02am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 324648 N 4307425
Decimal Degrees38.89821667, -77.02205000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.893', W 77° 1.323'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 53.58" N, 77° 1' 19.38" W
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Area Code(s)202
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 672-698 7th St NW, Washington DC 20004, US
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