Saturday, March 27, 2010

On the sculpture trail: “Ulysses” by Alexander Liberman in Downtown Los Angeles

On an “odyssey” through Downtown Los Angeles in California you'll pass a diverse set of sculptures and other art objects. From the “classical” Beethoven sculpture on Pershing Square or composed airplane parts near the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), large sculptures are often dwarfted by the high-rise office buildings between which they are placed and in whose facades they often are beautifully reflected.
One such sculpture is “Ulysses” by Kiev-born artist Alexander Semeonovitch Liberman (1912-1999), a white-painted steel sculpture (1988), easily spotted from South Grand Avenue. By walking around the sculpture you may get lost by looking into the tubes or trying to find a path along the swirling loops.

[1] UlyssesHistorical Background.
[2] Alexander Liberman.

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