1.20.2007

Olympic Sculpture Park

Alexander Calder - Eagle [1971]


Tony Smith - Stinger [1967-1968]


Claes Oldenburg & Coosje van Bruggen - Typewriter Eraser [1999]


Today was the public opening of the Olympic Sculpture Park here on the Seattle waterfront. It was packed, but very exciting, a sculpture park open for free to the public. I feel like we suddenly, as a city, got placed on the Art Destination Map. I rode my Lambretta down to Belltown, traffic was a mess around there, and it was actually kinda warm today. Works by Tony Smith, Beverly Pepper, Roxy Paine, Richard Serra, Louise Bourgeois, and on and on. I'm looking forward to the spring and summer months, a place to sit, take in the wonderful views and surrounded by modern sculpture. Seattle got a nice injection of substance today.

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