Friday, April 15, 2016

Articulated Wall by Herbert Bayer

The Articulated Wall by Bauhaus artist, Herbert Bayer is one of my favorite sculptures in Denver.  It recently received a much needed layer of paint and it was just magnificent yesterday against the rich, blue sky in Denver.

The original sculpture was built for the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.  Bayer was commissioned to build another one, but 25 feet taller.  I is a towering 85 feet tall.  It was later donated to the Denver Art Museum and has become one of Denver's landmarks.

The sculpture consists of 32 pre-fabricated concrete pieces measuring 41' x 5.'2" x 2'7" and weighing a total of TWO million pounds.  These massive pieces are held together by a refueling mast taken from an aircraft carrier that runs up the center of the sculpture.  

 
 


 








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