Mark di Suvero at Governors Island

Mark di Suvero’s large steel sculptures have taken over the lawns at Governors island this summer, and I couldn’t think of a better way to see them. The scale suits the large lawns, and seeing them with Manhattan or the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop is a treat. Somehow despite the imposing size and weight of thI-beams and salvaged steel, they still feel playful. The kids got the same vibe–more than one was trying to crawl or hang from these works this past weekend.
Rust Angel, 1995
Rust Angel, 1995
Old Buddy (for Rosko), 1993-95
For Chris, 1991
For an interesting history of the artist’s relationship with dealer Richard Bellamy, plus some much better photos, check out 16 Miles.

3 thoughts on “Mark di Suvero at Governors Island

  1. Did you get to take a peek at “Ocularpation: Wall Street”? I was sad I missed it cause I love streakers, lol. Aw, you can see everything in New York.

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