Roebling's Arch, 1983 - Mark di Suvero

About the Work

About Roebling's Arch

This edition was produced by artist Mark di Suvero in honor of Creative Time's groundbreaking series Art in the Anchorage (1983-2000), which offered annual public access to one of New York's most spectacular and evocative landmark structures through ...

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This edition was produced by artist Mark di Suvero in honor of Creative Time's groundbreaking series Art in the Anchorage (1983-2000), which offered annual public access to one of New York's most spectacular and evocative landmark structures through public and interactive art installations and, later, through experimental music performances and events for Music in the Anchorage. Visitors to the anchorage, located in the base of the Brooklyn Bridge, compared the soaring cathedral-like chambers to the vaults of Piranesi's "Carceri," Roman catacombs, and to the austere intimacy of a monastery. John Roebling, the bridge's engineer, envisioned this space as a double-tiered commercial arcade, or vault for the national treasury. In actuality, the spaces were used for an open-air farmers' market, children's playground, and then were walled off from the street as a WPA project in the 1930s. They were used for municipal storage until 1983 when the Borough of Brooklyn invited Creative Time to mount Art in the Anchorage and Music in the Anchorage in conjunction with the Brooklyn Bridge Centennial activities.

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About the Artist

About Mark di Suvero

Mark di Suvero is an American Abstract Expressionist sculptor who creates distinctive, monumental works that embrace the scale of the landscapes and urban centers in ...Read More
Mark di Suvero is an American Abstract Expressionist sculptor who creates distinctive, monumental works that embrace the scale of the landscapes and urban centers in which they are displayed. His early works were large outdoor pieces that incorporated industrial materials such as railroad ties, tires, scrap metal, and structural steel. His exploration of materials has transformed over time into a focus on I-beams and heavy gauge metal. Many of the pieces contain sections that are allowed to swing and rotate, giving the overall forms a considerable degree of motion. Di Suvero prides himself on his hands-on approach to the fabrication and installation of his work. He is also credited with founding the Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens, NY.
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Roebling's Arch, 1983

Mark di Suvero

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Size Price
31.00" x 25.00" $5,000
Edition of 20

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Description

Lithograph.

Authentication

Signed by the artist.

Dimensions

Two sections, each measuring 25" x 31".

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