Forged and fabricated steel, brass, bronze, and copper
90x72x4 in (229x183x10 cm)
Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
A major turning point in the artist's career, the construction of Portal Gates necessitated a new studio and equipment, and the first employee. This gate marks the beginning of Paley's concentration in ironwork and architectural ornamentation.