Peer to Peer: Brian James Kirk Geeks Out

Peer to Peer: Brian James Kirk Geeks Out

Mark di Suvero's Iroquois sculpture at night
“Iroquois” (stop #16) by Mark di Suvero. Photo Gregory Benson © 2007 for the Association for Public Art

Philadelphia City Paper
By Brian James Kirk

The Fairmount Park Art Association will launch its Museum Without Walls audio tour, a storytelling series for prominent public art. Artists and experts explain 51 sculptures in informative sound bites that can be downloaded to portable music players or listened to by dialing in from a cell phone.

The clips are engaging, like artist Mark di Suvero explaining the impromptu welding process he used for Iroquois (pictured), the kinetic red sculpture near the Philadelphia Museum of Art, or expert analysis of Henry Moore’s Three-Way Piece Number One: Points, the bulbous yet delicate sculpture on the Parkway. Opens Thu., June 10, free, Fairmount Park Art Association, 215-546-7550,

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(1983 – 1999)

by Mark di Suvero (b. 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.


Three Way Piece Number 1: Points


by Henry Moore (1898 - 1986)

Benjamin Franklin Parkway between 16th and 17th Streets

“Sculpture,” said Henry Moore, “should always at first sight have some obscurities, and further meanings.”

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