November 18, 2013

di Suvero -- I-beam sculpture at Legion of Honor

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photo by Donald Kinney

Oh, I'm not a fan of Mark Di Suvero, but these monstrosities are popping up in cities and museums around the world, not to mention our own Crissy Field near the Golden Gate Bridge. Di Suvero's oversized art is IN right now.

What these sculptures have going for them is that they are big. That's about all. Quite a bit of work welding, bolting, and cabling it all together; but I see it as a jumble. Really fun to photograph, but a jumble, nonetheless...

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photo by Donald Kinney

This monstrosity at San Francisco's Legion of Honor sits in the parking lot, obstructing traffic like no other skewed 150 ton conglomeration of I-beams and plates. Here is a good link about sculptures at Crissy Field.



John @ Beans and I on the Loose said...

Looking at the link it appears the birds like them. Given a bunch of scrap metal and some paint I bet we could create something just as meaningless.

AphotoAday said...

Hi SINBAD'S DAD (JOHN) -- exactly.

Nancy Ewart said...

Not only does that monstrosity sit in the Legion's parking lot like a huge pair of orange TV antennas, it also blocks the view from the top of the steps. The juxtaposition of the Legion's Beaux Arts grace and de Suevero's gracelessness is painful to contemplate.

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