Venus de Milo in SF

Know for his public art projects, British-born, Australian-raised artist Lawrence Argent is bringing his work to San Francisco. He has design a shiny, stainless steel statue that honors a modern version of the Venus de Milo (housed at the Louvre) The nine-story statue will be San Francisco’s tallest artwork piece, almost as tall as the Statue of Liberty.
“The most prominent of the individual pieces is a contemporary rendition of the Venus de Milo which has been digitally-manipulated into a twisting form and fabricated into a 90-foot tall steel sculpture.” Says the artist.
(Graphic courtesy of Business Wire)
C’era-Una-Volta-Venus-RenderingVenus was shipped to America in 70 pieces by a team of Chinese artisans. The statue is mostly hollow, but the narrow bottom has been filled with concrete for stability and the entire statue will be anchored six stories down in the underground parking area.
The final creation will be unveil to the public sometime in early 2017 and is located outside the new Trinity Place apartment complex at 8th and Market Streets.