The statues stood on the pedestrian bridge over I-80 for 12 years. It will take 3 days to remove them.
The ‘”love-em” or “hate-em” art pieces will be gone by Tuesday.
The artist, Scott Donahue, has asked for a halt so he can search for a third-party buyer. He still believes Berkeley mishandled the process.
There are more pressing issues in our community, but something about the decision to remove the city’s most expensive piece of public art got Berkeleyside readers riled up.
While the artistic merit of Scott Donahue’s Berkeley Big People artworks remains a point of debate, the commission says its decision to “deaccession” was based on the cost of maintaining the work.
An iconic piece of art — Tyler Hoare’s Red Baron sculpture — was saved from the bay Thursday after it collapsed into the waters in Emeryville recently.
The Guardian, base of University Avenue. Photo: John Storey Fredric Fierstein is responsible for two quirky gifts to the people of Berkeley, the Guardian statue at the base of University Avenue and the Buddhist shrine in front of his house on Arch Street. 1175 Arch St. Photo: John Storey Fredric Fierstein. Photo: John Storey Fierstein […]
The HERETHERE sculpture, by Steve Gillman and Katherine Keefer: public art that was installed in South Berkeley in 2005. Photo: George Kelly The city of Berkeley is crafting a new law to require private developers of many buildings to spend 1% of their construction costs on public art. Under a recommendation put forth by Mayor Tom Bates and approved in […]
Bench at 1748 Marin Ave. Photo: John Storey Conny Bleul-Gohlke’s Marin Avenue bench honoring her parents on their 50th wedding anniversary is an exceptional example of an almost-only-in-Berkeley tradition – benches placed in front of houses for pedestrians to sit on. It is a charming feature of life in Berkeley, and one that is not […]
A rendition of the Lacuna installation to be built around the dormant fountain foundation in Berkeley’s Civic Center Park as a centerpiece of the inaugural Bay Area Book Festival on June 6-7, 2015. Image: FLUX Berkeley, it’s been said, is a book town. But never before has it had an actual temple made of books. Rising in […]
Berkeley-based Susan O’Malley, who died in February. Photo: courtesy www.susanomalley.org Berkeley-based Susan O’Malley, who died in February. Photo: courtesy www.susanomalley.org By Christian L. Frock/KQED Many people far and wide are reeling from news of the sudden passing of beloved Bay Area artist and curator Susan O’Malley (1976-2015), who collapsed on Feb. 25 and never regained consciousness while […]
Bowling balls at 1722 Beverly Place. Photo: John Storey I find the use of bowling balls as lawn art to be undeniably quirky. For me, that starts with the premise that bowling itself is whimsical — an antithesis for the social isolation of our era. Today, Berkeley has only one bowling venue, one which must be […]