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Homage to Sam Rodia, (sculpture)

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Sculptor:
Beljon, J. J. 1922-
Medium:
Cast concrete, painted
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by California State University, Long Beach University Art Museum 1250 Bellflower Boulevard Long Beach California 90840
Located California State University, Long Beach Seventh Street & East Campus Drive Long Beach California
Date:
1965
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, California survey, 1995.
Summary:
A white-painted abstract sculpture consisting of nineteen large block-like concrete forms spread out over a grassy area on the back of the campus. The arrangement of the blocks echoes the structural elements of Simon Rodia's "Watts Towers" in Los Angeles. Some of the blocks are connected and other others stand alone. The surfaces bear the markings of wood grain from the boards that were used to form the concrete blocks. On the north side, one block is incised with a relief of two hearts, representing Simon Rodia's wrought iron piece used on his concrete foundation.
Topic:
Abstract
Homage--Rodia, Sam
Control number:
IAS CA002112
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_358626
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