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4 mon Pere.

Sculpturer: Mark di Suvero American, born in China, 1933-Present

 

Mon Père, Mon Père, 1973-75; Steel 420 x 480 x 484"

Mother Peace, 1969-70; Steel painted orange: 500 x 593 x 531"

 

Mark di Suvero is a key figure in the development of postwar American sculpture. His monumentally scaled sculptures are constructed primarily from industrial I-beams that are welded or bolted together. Often the size of small buildings, these works could not be exhibited in traditional museums or gallery settings. The areas where di Suvero's sculptures are on view were created specifically for these works.

 

Di Suvero's unique ability to use industrial elements in monumental, architecturally scaled, spatially dynamic compositions that convey poignant human emotion is revealed in the anti-war symbolism of Mother Peace and the poignant Mon Père, Mon Père, in memory of his father.

 

Storm King Art Center: www.stormking.org/visitor_information.html

 

Alane Golden, eyewash design: NY, June, 2007

 

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Taken on June 17, 2007