SHOSHONE BY ARTIST MARK DiSUVERO IS ONE OF THE LARGEST PUBLIC ART INSTALLATIONS IN DTLA

shoshoneYou know DTLAexplorer loves public art.  One of the largest public art installations in DTLA is called Shoshone (1981) by Mark DiSuvero.  It’s located on the upper gardens of the Citigroup Center at the northeast corner of Flower and 5th Streets.  Shoshone is a 45-foot high metal sculpture that weighs over 25 tons.  The piece is constructed from 13 I-beams and reportedly cost $150,000.  It is painted bright red so it could be easily seen from the street.  The work is said to be aligned to frame the Bonaventure Hotel like an easel.

According to one website, there are two holes punched at the top of the sculpture.  DiSuvero planned to suspend an I-beam from a dangling chain from the holes, but it never happened because Shoshone was inadequately funded.

Shoshone by Mark DiSuvero 444 So. Flower Street (in the Citigroup Center at 5th street)

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