San Antonians lost a major piece of public art recently when Mark di Suvero removed his mammoth Iroquois from in front of the San Antonio Museum of Art. The artist had loaned the piece with the understanding that ex-director George Neubert would raise the funds to buy it, but it sat for 5 years without any action. Said di Suvero, “I’ve been a major supporter of sculpture parks throughout my career. But it seems to me that this museum really isn’t devoted to living artists.” Ouch!
also by Rainey Knudson
- Catching up with Okay Mountain - February 4th, 2011
- Two Great Shows, Part 1: Dan H. Phillips at Webb Gallery - December 16th, 2010
- Toby Kamps moves across town - July 14th, 2010
- Who's Afraid of the Big bad Show? - July 8th, 2010
- Dear Old Umeå, or Art Where It Never Gets Dark - June 24th, 2010