New York Art@Site Jesus Bautista Moroles, Lapstrake, Museum of Modern Art

Jesus Bautista Moroles



Museum of Modern Art
Renowned granite sculptor Jesus Bautista Moroles created this massive sculpture located in front of the Museum of Modern Art in 31 West 52nd Street Plaza. Moroles has been the recipient of the 2008 National Medals of Arts and has been included in over 130 one-person exhibitions and 200 group exhibitions. More info: Jesus Bautista Moroles' website.
Born in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1950 and educated with a BFA at North Texas State University in Denton, Texas, Jesús Moroles lives and works in Rockport, Texas.
In 1987, Moroles completed his most visible work, "Lapstrake", a 64 ton, 22 foot tall sculpture for the E.F. Hutton, CBS Plaza in New York City located across the street from the Museum of Modern Art. During this time he received significant national attention with his inclusion in the landmark museum exhibition, "Contemporary Hispanic Art in the United States." Originating from the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas, the exhibition traveled to the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum.