Tuesday, June 28, 2011

"For Roebling" By Mark di Suvero

On exhibit at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden at the Museum of Modern Art is a steel sculpture called "For Roebling" (1971), created by Marco Polo "Mark" di Suvero. Mark di Suvero is an American abstract expressionist sculptor born in Shanghai, China in1933 to Italian expatriates. He immigrated to San Francisco, California in 1942 with his family. From 1953 to 1957, he attended the University of California, Berkeley to study Philosophy. He later moved to New York City where he was surrounded by an explosion of Abstract Expressionism. While working in construction, he was critically injured in an  accident. He changed his career and focused all his attention on sculpture. He currently lives in New York City.

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