This aluminum sculpture by Israeli-born artist, Menashe Kadishman (1932-) is entitled Checkpoint (In Suspense). It is one of a limited edition of six and is signed and dated 1972. Measures 10.5 x 4.25 x 21 inches (26.7 cm x 53.3 cm x 10.8 cm). Large versions of this sculpture reside in the collections at the Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg, and the Storm King Art Center in Mountainville NY. Kadishman studied with the important Israeli sculptors Moshe Sternschuss and Rudi Lehmann in the early 1950s. From 1959-1960 he studied at the St. Martin’s School in London where he embraced minimalist sculpture. After studying with Anthony Caro, Kadishman became an internationally known neo-constructivist and minimalist sculptor. Kadishman's sculpture can be found on public display throughout the U.S., and in Japan, Israel, Canada, Germany and elsewhere. His sculptures are in the permanent collection of many museums around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Tate Modern, Nasher Sculpture Center, Storm King Art Center, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, among others. This particular work exhibits a common theme, the defiance of gravity, and geometric forms. The largest example of this sculpture, measuring 94 by 186 by 25 in, was offered by Sotheby's in New York on March 15, 2005 in lot150 with an estimate of $30,000-$50,000, and sold for $72,000 including buyer's premium.