This Famous Art Was Hidden in a Shed for 16 Years

The New York Times | Jon Hurdle:

PHILADELPHIA — In a yard full of police tow trucks in North Philadelphia, a massive green sculpture of copper pipe and welded bronze sits outside a vehicle workshop, its extravagant curves forming a startling contrast to the gritty surroundings. The sculpture is “Free Interpretation of Plant Forms,” completed by the artist and furniture designer Harry Bertoia in 1967 for a prominent position outside the Philadelphia Civic Center, a municipal complex, but which since 2000 has been hidden from public view in a purpose-built shed outside the police workshop… Read more

Image: Harry Bertoia’s “Free Interpretation of Plant Forms” in a North Philadelphia police yard. The piece, stored here for over a decade, is being moved to the Woodmere Art Museum on Wednesday.CreditJessica Kourkounis for The New York Times