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Outdoor Sculpture @ the Getty

erere.jpgSpiny 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.

wwwThree 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

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Two // Robert Adams // stainless steel // 1977

MoMA Sculpture Garden

IMG_4442.jpgRose II // Isa Genzken // 2007 // stainless steel, aluminum & lacquer

Looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of New York but don’t want to leave the city? Look no further. The sculpture garden at MoMA is the place for you. With calming, trickling water running through the center garden and benches scattered about, the setting encourages you to sit, relax and contemplate the numerous sculptures that fill the space. You can see a towering pink rose by Isa Genzken, a sculpture of a man falling into the water by Aristide Maillol and a brightly colored minimalist work by Ellsworth Kelly to name a few.

img_4447Midday // Anthony Caro // 1960 // painted steel


 The River // Aristide Maillol // begun 1938-1939, completed 1943 // Lead


Green Blue // Ellsworth Kelly // 1968 // painted aluminum


Cubi X // David Smith // 1963 // stainless steel