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Falossi, David  Search this
Sculpture: steel, black Belgian marble, Nero Marquinda marble, and painted concrete; Base: concrete
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
1990. Dedicated April 9, 1992
Save Outdoor Sculpture, California survey, 1994.
Image on file.
Brea Redevelopment Agency, "Art in Public Places: A Self-Guided Tour Through the City of Brea," Brea, CA: Brea Redevelopment Agency, [between 1991 and 1994], no. 97.
(Bottom proper left of sculpture:) FALOSSI 90 E signed
The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
The sculpture depicts Samson breaking free of the chains that bind him. A classic male torso carved in Nero Marquinda marble is placed with its back to a broken concrete column. At the base of the column are two column pieces placed horizontally to form a triangle. The concrete columns are made with 3/16-inch steel walls and black Belgian marble at the ends. Broken pieces of steel chain hang from two shackles, one attached to the proper left thigh and the other attached to the proper right arm. Another piece of broken chain is attached to the horizontal column pieces. The surface of the torso is smooth in contrast to the roughly carved loin cloth wrapped around the waist.
Religion--Old Testament--Samson  Search this
Figure male--Torso  Search this
Control number:
IAS CA000836
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums