Philip Johnson – Movado ‘TimeSculpture’
Designed by influential American architect Philip Johnson (1906 – 2005), the Movado ‘TimeSculpture’ sits outside the entrance to Lincoln Center in Dante Park, at the intersection of Columbus Avenue and Broadway, between 64th and 65th Streets, in New York City.
Made possible by a gift from Sonia and Gedalio Grinberg, Johnson’s towering 19-foot bronze and granite ‘TimeSculpture’, a unique three-sided monument housing four distinctive clock faces, was dedicated on May 19, 1999, during a special ceremony hosted by opera singer Beverly Sills and Nathan Leventhal, Chair and President, respectively, of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
The Harvard-educated Johnson collaborated with many of the greats in 20th century architecture during his remarkable career. His masterpiece was The Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut, designed as his own residence – a triumphant study in minimal structure, geometry, proportion, transparency and reflection.