The following is an edited press release from the City of West Hollywood.
The seven large-scale abstract sculptures which the City of West Hollywood hosted to wide acclaim are being de-installed . The de-installation began Wednesday and will continue through Friday.
Located along the grassy median of Santa Monica Boulevard between Doheny Drive and Almont Drive, the sculptures have been embraced by the community during their yearlong stay. This artistic gateway to West Hollywood provides visitors and residents alike with engaging and innovative artwork through the city’s Art on the Outside Program.
The exhibition was the result of a collaborative agreement between the City of West Hollywood and The Sculpture Foundation, an international not-for-profit organization that owns the collection of sculptures and loans them out for display.
The sculptures being removed include: Lintel by Emilie Brzezinski, Teatro XVII by Herk Van Tongeren, Wave Hill by Robert Ressler, Matters of the Moment by Mike Gyampo, Bucci by Peter Voulkos, Flora Exemplar by Andrew Rogers and Between Essence and Existence by Bruce Lindsay.
The City of West Hollywood has made a strong commitment to providing accessible arts and cultural events programming for its residents and visitors. The city formed the Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission to identify the arts needs of the community, analyze methods of fulfilling these needs, and promote activities to broaden the opportunities for citizen participation in the arts.
Working in conjunction with other city departments, residents and local nonprofit arts organizations, the Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission oversees a number of projects and programs to meet the city's mandate to broaden citizen participation in the arts.
The Sculpture Foundation, Inc. (TSF) is a charitable and educational organization dedicated to providing exhibitions and contemporary landmark public artworks for communities.
The foundation’s 35-acre sculpture park, Grounds For Sculpture, at its headquarters in Hamilton, New Jersey showcases a significant portion of works owned by TSF. The collection, including more than 150 artists and currently valued at over $50 million, is loaned out for view in urban centers, small towns, regional parks, and cultural institutions worldwide.