Thursday, March 22, 2012
Mark di Suvero - Medal of Arts Recipient
The National Medal of Arts was presented to sculptor Mark di Suvero during a ceremony at the White House on March 2, 2011 (photo above). He was born in China to parents of Italian heritage; as a boy he moved to the U.S. (1942) with his family. Later he went to college at the University of California, Berkley where he studied Philosophy. As a young man he moved to NYC. He emerged as a young superstar in the ’60s known for monumental sculpture incorporating salvaged steel. His distinctive, large bold pieces can be found all over the world. Two outstanding examples are on view at the Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis. Springtime is a great time to go see them. Bornabus and Destino (photo below) at Laumeier.