Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Spoonbridge and Cherry, 1985-1988. Photos: 16 Miles [more]
Until this weekend I had not been in Minneapolis in the summer for almost a decade. The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and its restored Spoonbridge and Cherry look quite a bit different in July than it does in December, when I normally visit. (It is right across the street from the Walker Art Center and well worth a visit.)
Martin Puryear, Ampersand, 1987-1988. Granite, 167 x 36 x 38 in. and 163 x 36 x 36 in.
Sol LeWitt, X with Columns, 1996. Cinder block, concrete, 168 x 312 x 312 in.
Frank Gehry, Standing Glass Fish, 1986. Wood, glass, steel, silicone, Plexiglas, rubber, 264 x 168 x 102 in.
Jackie Winsor, Paul Walter's Piece, 1975. Copper, creosoted wood, 24 x 32 x 32 in.
The Walker also owns a video by Jackie Winsor and Liza Béar documenting the creation of Paul Walter's Piece, 1975.
Alexander Calder, The Spinner, 1966. Aluminum, steel, paint, 235 x 351 x 351 in.
Mark di Suvero, Arikidea, 1977-1982. Cor-Ten steel, steel, wood, 316 1/2 x 510 x 450 in.
Visitors can ride on the small platform that is attached to the sculpture: an interactive Mark di Suvero! Said di Suvero, "Wouldn't a rusty brown spider standing on a bed of fresh snow be great to behold?"
Dan Graham, Two-way Mirror Punched Steel Hedge Labyrinth, 1994-1996.
Jackie Ferrara, Belvedere, 1988. Cedar, 126 x 506 x 407 in.
George Segal, Walking Man, 1988. Bronze, 72 x 36 x 30 in.
Detail view of Jenny Holzer, Selections From the Living Series, 1989. Granite, 28 elements: 17 1/4 x 36 x 18 in. each.
Installation view of Jenny Holzer, Selections From the Living Series, 1989.
Siouxland cottonwood tree and basalt stone
"The planting of seven thousand oak trees is thus only a symbolic beginning. And such a symbolic beginning requires a marker, in this instance a basalt column. The intention of such a tree-planting event is to point up the transformation of all of life, of society, and of the whole ecological system..."
— Joseph BeuysMore trees inspired by Joseph Beuys' 7,000 Eichen ("7,000 Oaks"), originally conceived for Kassel, Germany, are on view, thanks to Dia, on 22nd Street in Chelsea.