Old Buddy, (For Rosko), 1993-95, Painted Steel, Mark di Suvero

The Artist's Dog
(1 of 8) (3577 views)

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This sculpture was named as a tribute to the artist's dog, Old Buddy (For Rosco). What better place for an old dog than San Francisco's Crissy Field.


Old Buddy (For Rosko), 1993-95, Painted Steel   •  Mark di Suvero, Artist   •  A part of SFMOMA On The Go   •  Crissy Field, San Francisco, California   •  37° 48' 13.84" N, 122° 27' 55.36" W   •  (Photo taken 13:27:24 Sunday 23 February 2014)   •  (Photo posted Monday 28 April 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_1155
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Two Different Colors Of Steel
(2 of 8) (1940 views)

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The unusual aspect of this sculpture by Mark di Suvero is that it is made of two differently painted sections of steel I-beams.


Old Buddy (For Rosko), 1993-95, Painted Steel   •  Mark di Suvero, Artist   •  A part of SFMOMA On The Go   •  Crissy Field, San Francisco, California   •  37° 48' 14.17" N, 122° 27' 55.33" W   •  (Photo taken 13:27:37 Sunday 23 February 2014)   •  (Photo posted Monday 28 April 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_1156
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A Horizontal Foot
(3 of 8) (1951 views)

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A horizontal foot on the silver end kept that side from falling over.


Old Buddy (For Rosko), 1993-95, Painted Steel   •  Mark di Suvero, Artist   •  A part of SFMOMA On The Go   •  Crissy Field, San Francisco, California   •  37° 48' 14.50" N, 122° 27' 55.38" W   •  (Photo taken 13:28:08 Sunday 23 February 2014)   •  (Photo posted Monday 28 April 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_1157
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Round Loop Supports
(4 of 8) (1952 views)

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A round loop appeared to be the only thing holding the upper beam in place.


Old Buddy (For Rosko), 1993-95, Painted Steel   •  Mark di Suvero, Artist   •  A part of SFMOMA On The Go   •  Crissy Field, San Francisco, California   •  37° 48' 15.99" N, 122° 27' 55.54" W   •  (Photo taken 13:28:19 Sunday 23 February 2014)   •  (Photo posted Monday 28 April 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_1158
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Loop Theme At Other End Too
(5 of 8) (1960 views)

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There were loops at the red end too, which echoed the silver loop at the other end.


Old Buddy (For Rosko), 1993-95, Painted Steel   •  Mark di Suvero, Artist   •  A part of SFMOMA On The Go   •  Crissy Field, San Francisco, California   •  37° 48' 15.96" N, 122° 27' 55.52" W   •  (Photo taken 13:28:22 Sunday 23 February 2014)   •  (Photo posted Monday 28 April 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_1159
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Detail Of Horizontal Bar
(6 of 8) (1943 views)

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A detailed closeup of the silver horizontal bar connecting the red end to the silver end.


Old Buddy (For Rosko), 1993-95, Painted Steel   •  Mark di Suvero, Artist   •  A part of SFMOMA On The Go   •  Crissy Field, San Francisco, California   •  37° 48' 16.33" N, 122° 27' 54.11" W   •  (Photo taken 13:28:36 Sunday 23 February 2014)   •  (Photo posted Monday 28 April 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_1160
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Detail Of Red Feet
(7 of 8) (1951 views)

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The red feet were welded to metal plates set in the ground. On those plates were the words, "Do Not Climb On Sculpture."


Old Buddy (For Rosko), 1993-95, Painted Steel   •  Mark di Suvero, Artist   •  A part of SFMOMA On The Go   •  Crissy Field, San Francisco, California   •  37° 48' 16.02" N, 122° 27' 55.12" W   •  (Photo taken 13:28:32 Sunday 23 February 2014)   •  (Photo posted Monday 28 April 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_1161
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The Silver End
(8 of 8) (1972 views)

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The loop at the silver end was bolted to the vertical and diagonal legs, and then the horizontal bar was bolted to the loop.


Old Buddy (For Rosko), 1993-95, Painted Steel   •  Mark di Suvero, Artist   •  A part of SFMOMA On The Go   •  Crissy Field, San Francisco, California   •  37° 48' 16.02" N, 122° 27' 54.95" W   •  (Photo taken 13:29:01 Sunday 23 February 2014)   •  (Photo posted Monday 28 April 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_1165
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