Stroll (Stickmen) (1995)

by William Dickey King (1925 - 2015)

Photo Caption: Photo Gloria Lau © 2012 for the Association for Public Art
  • Title

    Stroll (Stickmen)

  • Artist

    William Dickey King (1925 - 2015)

  • Year

    1995

  • Location

    South Street Pedestrian Bridge, South Street at Columbus Boulevard and I-95

  • Medium

    Aluminum and steel

  • Dimensions

    Height 30′

Commissioned by the City of Philadelphia, Department of Streets

Owned by the City of Philadelphia

At A Glance

  • The towering figures were installed shortly after the completion of the bridge in 1995

  • Affectionately known as the “Stick Men”

  • Artist William Dickey began creating his large, open-air aluminum sculptures in the 1960s

Hand-in-hand in a grouping of three, William Dickey’s thirty-foot-tall stick figures appear to stride across Philadelphia’s South Street Pedestrian Bridge. Affectionately known as the “Stick Men,” the aluminum and steel sculpture allows for pedestrians to easily pass through it to the other side of the bridge, which connects South Street over I-95 to Penn’s Landing. The towering figures were installed shortly after the completion of the bridge in 1995.

Selected by the City of Philadelphia’s Streets Department for the commission, artist William Dickey began creating his large, open-air aluminum sculptures in the 1960s. He is known for his public artworks that depict tall human figures with long and slender limbs engaged in everyday activities.

Stroll (Stick Men)
Photo © Association for Public Art.

 

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