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The Snake is Out
Empire State Plaza
Topic: Abstract Public Sculptures
N 42° 39.076 W 073° 45.604
The Snake is Out is a geometric abstract sculpture located in the west side of the Empire State Plaza, between Agency Buildings #3 and #4, in Albany, NY
The Snake is Out is an 15' by 26' by 18' painted steel sculpture located in a courtyard on the west side of the Empire State Plaza Agency between Agency Buildings #3 and #4. This sculpture by Tony Smith was created in 1969. It was acquired by then Governor in Nelson A. Rockefeller as part of an extensive modern art collection on display at the New State Capitol complex.
The Snake is Out is an abstract zig-zag sculpture, positioned horizontally on a grassy strip in a courtyard next to a path. The sculpture has a horizontal section resting on a concrete pad. The figure rises at a 70 degree angle, levels off and falls back to a second concrete pad. A large trapezoid piece is attached to this downward section.