Spiny Top, Curly Bottom // Alexander Calder // painted steel // 1963
White travertine buildings coupled with the Los Angeles skyline provide a unique backdrop for a sculpture garden. Surrounding the Central Garden at the Getty Center is a collection of sculptures by artists such as Robert Adams, Alexander Calder and Barbara Hepworth. Here are a few of my favorites.
Three Squares Gyratory // George Rickey // stainless steel, 1971
The Jousters // Alexander Calder // painted steel // 1963
Walking Flower // Fernand Léger // glassed ceramic // designed 1952-1953; cast 1982-1983
Untitled // Joel Shapiro // copper // 1982 – 1985
Gandydancer’s Dream // Mark di Suvero // painted steel // 1988
Figure for Landscape // Barbara Hepworth // bronze // designed 1960; cast 1968
Delusions of Grandeur // René Magritte // bronze // 1967
Two // Robert Adams // stainless steel // 1977
Winged Figure // Barbara Hepworth // commissioned 1961, erected 1963, aluminum alloy & stainless steel // John Lewis 2nd floor façade, Holles Street // Cadmium Yellow Walk
London is a city filled with art. Despite its numerous world renowned art museums, why not try something a little different? Tate has supplied a map of various art walks throughout the city allowing you the opportunity to explore public works of art; art outside the museum walls. Tate’s guide supplies a map of each walk and a list of approximately ten works with a brief caption about the piece. As of now I have completed four of the ten walks. These journeys led me to explore public art in Kensington and Hyde Park, Covent Garden, Soho and Fitzrovia and Bloomsbury. These are my favorite works from each walk.
Selene // Hew Locke // 2013 // bronze // Nadler Hotel, Carlisle Street, W1 // Moss Green Walk
The Arch // Henry Moore // 1979-1980 // Travertine stone // Kensington Gardens // Scarlet Walk
Bluerain // Michael Brown // 2009 // 23,520 blue light-emitting diodes LSE Library // Portugal Street // Turquoise Walk
In Vauxhall, London surrounded by brick buildings sits an interesting looking garden. White and black stones are arranged in interlocking patterns with plants resting inside. Designed by Rosie Irving and sponsored by Vauxhall One, the planters in this garden are inspired by the famed British sculptor Barbara Hepworth. These sculptured planter boxes were designed to be a part of the Tate Modern Barbara Hepworth Retrospective in June and has now popped up in Vauxhall.