Beverly Pepper is noted for her monumental outdoor sculpture. Born in New York City, she studied at Pratt Institute and the Art Students League and, following World War II, attended art school in Paris. From the beginning, Pepper worked with industrial materials and tools and intended her work to be placed outdoors. In the nineteen sixties, she began to work with stainless steel, creating a series of works related to MAG’s Vertical Ventaglio.
About this work, she wrote: "Another effect I'm trying to obtain with this bright finish is not simply illusion, but the inclusion of the person looking at it, so that there's a constant exchange going on between the viewer and the work" and "My aim here is to invest space with a solidity by filling it with the world around it." Beginning in the 1970s, and continuing to the present time, Pepper has maintained residence in Europe and America.