Tag Archives: Jonathan Borofsky

Man with a Briefcase

IMG_9810.jpgMan with a Briefcase // Jonathan Borofsky // COR-TEN steel // 1979-1988

A colossal statue of a 27 foot tall man sporting a hat and carrying a briefcase is located outside the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C. This figure resembles the classic image of a typical salesman, walking door to door. This subject is a reoccurring theme by Borofsky, seen in other large scale statues in cities such as Forth Worth, TX and Minneapolis, MN. This particular statue is a newly acquired work by SAAM.

Human Structures

IMG_9634Human Structures (San Francisco) // Jonathan Borofsky // 36 feet tall // galvanized & painted steel // 2008

This burst of color is a pleasant surprise when walking in the financial district of San Francisco. Located at 555 Mission Street, this tall sculpture consists of 62 figures stacked together. Artist Jonathan Borofsky used 12 bold colors including purple, red, blue, yellow and pink for his figures. This human structure highlights the importance of working together.