May 22 2013-May 26, 2014 | Crissy Field | sculpture
Free and open to the public
These eight sculptures will be on exhibit on Crissy Field for one year, with the Golden Gate Bridge serving as a source of inspiration and a narrative backdrop. At the age of seven, artist Mark di Suvero immigrated from China to the United States, the massive orange arches curving overhead, marking his entry to San Francisco. Said the artist of that day: "It was like a rainbow, a bridge coming to the New World starting a new life.”
Each sculpture, up to 50 feet high and 40 feet wide, is from a distinct time during the first five decades of di Suvero’s career. Although these steel structures were created separately, they were brought together on the cusp of di Suvero’s 80th birthday to emphasize what they have in common. They provide snapshots of the jumbled memories and emotions the Bridge inspired in the young boy who would one day become one of the most influential artists of our time.
For more information about the artist, please visit his website: www.spacetimecc.com
Mark di Suvero at Crissy Field is presented by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) in partnership with the National Park Service and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.