Thursday, May 1, 2008

About Art - Olympic Iliad

This massive artwork consists of an assemblage of red steel cylinders — 48 and 64 inches in diameter — set in a large pool of water. The Olympic Iliad, at 45 feet tall, 60 feet wide and 30 feet deep, is the most complex monumental work created by the artist up to 1984. The sculpture weighs 125,000 pounds; the steel cylinders are 3/8-inch thick. It is presently located in a rather disharmonious site in a "fun forest" of carnival-style rides at the Seattle Center in Washington.

The project was funded by the Seattle Center Foundation Center Fund) which was founded in 1977. The sculpture is located at Broad St. near Denny Way and was designed by Alexander Liberman (Sept. 4, 1912-Nov. 19, 1999) was a Russian-American publisher, painter, and sculptor. Born in Kiev, he was educated in Paris, where he began his publishing career with the early pictorial magazine Vu. After emigrating to New York in 1941, he began working for Conde Nast Publications, rising to the position of Editorial Director, which he held from 1962-1994.

It was only in the 1950s that Liberman took up painting and, later, metal sculpture. His highly recognizeable sculptures are assembled from industrial objects (segments of steel I-beams, pipes, drums, etc.,) often painted in uniform bright colors. Prominent examples are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Storm King Art Center, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Tate Gallery, and the Guggenheim Museum. Watch Alexander Liberman in a fasinating Charlie Rose interview in 1993 at:


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