Installation and Dedication of Mark di Suvero’s “Iroquois”
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Installation and Dedication of Mark di Suvero’s “Iroquois”

Installation in progress on Mark di Suvero's sculpture, Iroquois
Photo Greg Benson © 2007 for the Association for Public Art

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.

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Iroquois

(1983 – 1999)

by Mark di Suvero (1933 - )

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.

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