Alphabet Challenge: S – Sculptures by di Suvero
2018 alphabet challenge
S – Sculptures by di Suvero
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Extracts from Wikipedia
“Marco Polo "Mark" di Suvero (born September 18, 1933) is an abstract expressionist sculptor and 2010 National Medal of Arts recipient.”
“His early works were large outdoor pieces that incorporated wooden timbers from demolition buildings, tires, scrap metal and structural steel. This exploration has transformed over time into a focus on H-beams and heavy steel plates. Many of the pieces contain sections that are allowed to swing and rotate giving the overall forms a considerable degree of motion. He prides himself on his hands-on approach to the fabrication and installation of his work. Di Suvero pioneered the use of a crane as a sculptor's working tool.”
The works in the montage are (1) Blubber, Toledo Museum of Art, 1979-80, H: 35 ft. (1066.8 cm); W: 25 ft. (762 cm); Depth: 60 ft. (1828.8 cm); (2) For Mother Theresa, Cranbrook Art Museum campus, 1998-2000, originally installed at the Navy Pier in Chicago; (3) Tom, 1959, Detroit Institute of Arts. The latter is quite early in di Suvero’s career, coming just two years after his graduation from U C Berkeley and shortly after his move to NYC.
I have, in the past, uploaded photos of three other monumental works by di Suvero that are in various regional collections. ‘Scarlatti’, at Meijer Gardens, and ‘Orion’ and ‘Shang’, at the University of Michigan Central Campus (temporarily in storage because of campus construction projects.
The individual photos and the montage itself (created in October 2018) are copyrighted by Elizabeth Jean Jacob, with all rights reserved.
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