• International Public Art

    Ptolemy's Wedge 

    Beverly Pepper’s monumental sculpture, Ptolemy’s Wedge, was commissioned by the Library Board of the City of Minneapolis and the City of Minneapolis, Minnesota for the new Minneapolis Central Library. Installed in 2007, Ptolemy’s Wedge complements the Cesar Pelli-designed Central Library’s Nicollet Mall main library entrance plaza by signifying it as the gateway of this important civic institution. Made of steel with a soft, oxidized reddish brown surface, the sculpture weighs 6200 pounds and is engineered to withstand winds of up to 100 mph.
        In describing her sculpture, Pepper has said:
    “It was my intention to create a dynamic sculptural experience through the visual integration of the building’s principal character-defining elements: the massive roof blade and the main entry’s wedge-like tilting glass curtain wall, with the wedge and blade forms of the sculpture. The sculpture’s upper wedge exists in a state of contingent balance with these character-defining architectural elements—I always search for a balance between the timeless, the eternal, and the new, Ptolemy’s Wedge finds its own clear way into this balance.”

    Photo credit: Brad Daniels

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    Summary: Beverly Pepper was commissioned to create a monumental sculpture to adorn the outside of the new Minneapolis Central Library

  • International Public Art

    Beverly Pepper in Calgary 

    World-renowned artist Beverly Pepper has been commissioned to integrate public art into the constructed landscape within the new Ralph Klein Environmental Education Centre and Legacy Park (formerly Shepard Wetlands Legacy Park).The public art will support the Legacy Park's vision and mission, which includes promoting awareness of environmental issues and sustainable behavior, and will contribute to the park's 'outdoor classroom' objective. The artwork will grow from the design of the park, be integral to its forms, and will articulate the inter-relationships between various aspects of the constructed wetland, the park and the environmental education centre.
    Constructed of soil, sod, ecologically compatible grasses and core-ten steel for the sculptures, Pepper aims to create a "place" whose "physical image and presence will attract the general public, as well as those who are [already involved] in the arts... [She] will strive to create a timeless physical presence - to make works that seem to exist outside of historical time and regardless of a person's specific knowledge of art, one will be moved by the sheer visual and physical force of the work."
    Inspired by watching a pair of hawks circle and spiral against the vast dome of the sky during her site visit, the piece has the working title of Hawk Hill (Collina Falco). Begun in 2008, this project is slated for completion by July 2010.
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    Summary: Beverly Pepper has been commissioned to integrate public art into the constructed landscape within the new Ralph Klein Environmental Education Centre and Legacy Park.

  • Graphics

    Francis Bacon featured in June's New York Magazine 

    Saltz seeks to answer the question, "Was Francis Bacon really the greatest painter of the twentieth century, or just a fascinating mess?"
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    Marlborough Graphics is currently exhibiting selected prints by Bacon.
    Click here for Francis Bacon: Selected Prints

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    Summary: In light of the opening of the Met's retrospective of Bacon's work, New York Magazine's Jerry Saltz exmaines the life and legacy of the twentieth century artist.

  • News

    Chakaia Booker Reviewed by The New York Times 

    May 15 2009 - Oct 04 2009

    Where the Rubber Meets the Razor - Benjamin Genocchio reviews four of Chakaia Booker's sculptures currently on display at the Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, NY through October 4, for the New York Times, calling it "most stimulating experience of outdoor art in Westchester right now."
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    Summary: The New York Times reviews Chakaia Booker's sculptures on display at the Katonah Museum of Art

  • News

    Richard Estes Featured in Art & Antiques 

    Richard Estes is the featured artist in the Today's Masters section of the June issue of Art & Antiques magazine. Dick Kagan examines how the famed painter of photorealist cityscapes has been finding new inspiration in far-flung realms of nature.

    http://www.artandantiquesmag.com/
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    Summary: Richard Estes Featured in Art & Antiques Magazine June Issue