Monday, January 25, 2016

Minneapolis' Blue Rooster

Star Tribune - "Minneapolis Sculpture Garden to grow with 16 works from Walker Art Center"
MPR News - "How the Walker's Sculpture Garden will grow"
Walker Art Center - "First Look: Announcing 16 New Artworks for the Expanded Minneapolis Sculpture Garden"

"An ultramarine blue rooster could be an even bigger crowd-pleaser than “LOVE.” With its concrete base, the sculpture by German artist Katharina Fritsch will be more than 20 feet tall and visible from nearby streets.

“I predict that it will become one of the iconic pieces in the garden,” Viso said, comparing the bird’s potential appeal to that of “Spoonbridge,” the site’s centerpiece by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen.

“Hahn/Cock” recalls the weather vanes that once spun atop Midwestern barns, but it is done up in modern materials — Fiberglas reinforced with powdered steel — and repurposed for an urban audience. Originally designed for London’s Trafalgar Square, the rooster will welcome visitors arriving from Hennepin Av. and Dunwoody Boulevard."

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