Installation and Dedication of Mark di Suvero’s “Iroquois”
Published: June 18, 2007
The Fairmount Park Art Association will install Philadelphia’s newest landmark – Iroquois by internationally renowned sculptor Mark di Suvero on June 22, 2007.
The monumental 40-foot high, 35,000 pound (17.5 ton) brightly painted steel sculpture will be located along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in a grassy plot across from the Philadelphia Museum of Art near Eakins Oval and Spring Garden Street.
Benjamin Franklin Parkway at Eakins Oval and Spring Garden Street (Iroquois Park)
Mark di Suvero’s monumental Iroquois has a robust energy and physical presence. The abstract sculpture is formed from painted steel I-beams, which are emblematic of the artist’s use of industrial materials.