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Jonathan Borofsky (American, b. 1942)Walking Man (On the Edge), 1995Fiberglass and steelCollection Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, 1995.14Gift of Marti and Tony Oppenheimer and the Oppenheimer Brothers FoundationAfter completing his MFA at Yale, the Boston-born Jonathan Borofsky moved to New York City, where he pursued an intensely private form of conceptual art that consisted of counting and recording numbers sequentially onto 8 ½ x 11” sheets of paper. Desiring to connect with a wider public, he began in the 1970s to make drawings, paintings, prints, sculptures and installations featuring recognizable figures. Recurrent images such as the Hammering Man, Running Man, and Man with a Briefcase function, for Borofsky, both as self-portraits and symbols of common aspects of the human condition. Appropriately placed atop the JCCC Commons building, Walking Man (On the Edge) exemplifies Borofsky’s use of generic figures to communicate shared human experience. The college campus attracts m...