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  1. American Abstract Expressionist Sculptor Mark Di Suvero

  2. Born on September 18, 1933 (79) in Shanghai, China. • Immigrated to San Francisco, California in 1941 • University of California, Berkeley (1953-1957) with a BA in Philosophy. • Work has been exhibited in the US, France, The Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Germany, Australia, Japan and The United Kingdom.

  3. Lifelong activist for peace and social justice. • Co-founded Park Place Gallery in 1962, the first artists’ cooperative in New York City. • Athena Foundation(1977), Assists artists in realizing their ambitions.

  4. Started in construction, became injured in an elevator accident---became a paraplegic. • Pioneered using the crane for work. • Learned to use arc welder in rehab • Used scrap metal, tires and structural steel. • Exploration has lead to H-beams and steel plates. • Influenced by poetry, music and philosophy.

  5. Important aspects of his work: • Movement(swinging, rotating) • Hands on approach to fabrication • Uses crane as a tool • Contemporary • Bold • Distinctive • Audience interactive

  6. Clock Knot (2007) Painted Steel 498x260x420 Inches http://www.spacetimecc.com

  7. Beethoven’s Quartet • 2003 • Steel and Stainless steel • 29 9/16’ x 30’ x 23 ¼’ http://www.spacetimecc.com

  8. Gnarly (2008) Painted Steel 27’ 8” x 37’ x 27’ 7” http://www.spacetimecc.com

  9. She(1978) • Steel and wooden swinging bed • 12’ x 55’ http://www.spacetimecc.com

  10. The “A” Train(1965-67) Wood and Painted steel 157” x 132” x 115” http://blog.chron.com

  11. Sources • www.spacetimecc.com • www.Sculpture.org • http://blog.chron.com • Suvero, Mark, and François Barré. Mark di Suvero: dreambook. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008. Print.