Philadelphia Public Art @philart.net

Year: 1980

Earth, Air, Fire, Water
Christopher T. Ray, 1972 - 1990
* plants, bird, sun
* 5 metal sculptured gates. Apartment complex bounded by Front, Second, Spruce, and Delancey.
* 39.944400,-75.144850 [map]
* On the Society Hill tour
* See also:
+chrisray.com




ANH: Acro, Nexus, Habile
Robert David Lasus, 1980
* big abstract linear form
* Eastwick Park. Northwest of 80th and Mars.
* 39.904450,-75.251150 [map]
* On the Southwest Philly tour




Bird
Joseph J. Greenberg, Jr., 1980 (date of building)
* big bird
* Entrance. Sheraton Center City. Between 16th and 17th on the North side of the hotel, which is on the Northeast corner of 17th and Race.
* 39.957700,-75.166900 [map]
* On the Franklin Town tour
* See also:
+Sheraton Center City (emporis.com entry)




Eros/Psyche
Michael Nicholas Lekakis, 1980
* small abstract form
* Southeast corner, 9th and Locust.
* 39.947040,-75.155950 [map]
* On the Jefferson Campus tour
* See also:
+askart.com's Michael Nicholas Lekakis page




Gargoyles
Peter Rockwell, 1980
* snake, group of people (heads)
* Schuylkill Park. North side of Pine at Taney.
* 39.948100,-75.183300 [map]
* On the Fitler Square tour
* Exhibits: Gargoyles




Hephaestus
Robert David Lasus, 1980
* tribute to Hephaestus
* small abstract form
* inscription: Patron God of the Arts
* Pelbano Recreation Center. Southwest side of Solly Ave. at Horrocks St., down the path between the ballfield and the building.
* 40.061990,-75.050750 [map]
* On the Lower Northeast tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Hephaestus page




Hurry
William King, 1980
* two people standing
* North side of Berks Mall between 12th and 13th.
* 39.981500,-75.154200 [map]
* On the Temple Campus tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's William King page




Pope John Paul II
1980
* Commemorative plaque with bust of Pope John Paul II
* small head
* Was on the West side of the circle. Removed during the 2005 renovation and replaced on the East side.
* inscription:
This plaque commemerates the site where his holiness
Pope John Paul II celebrated mass and proclaimed his message of peace and love to the people of Philadelphia and the nation October 9, 1979
Presented by the Philadelphia Chapter, Knights of Columbus October 9, 1980
* Northeast entrance of the circle. Logan Square. 19th and the Parkway.
* 39.958100,-75.170100 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Moved
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Pope John Paul II page
+wikipedia.org's Logan Circle page




Rocky
A. Thomas Schomberg, 1980
* Statue of Rocky Balboa
* standing person, boxing gear
* This statue has had several homes, including the top of the Art Museum steps and the Spectrum steps. It was moved to the current location September, 2006. The first picture is from the current location. The second picture is from the Spectrum.
* East side of the Art Museum. 25th and the Parkway.
* 39.965125,-75.179300 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* Exhibits: Athletic, Favorites, Moved
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+schombergstudios.com
+wikipedia.org's Rocky Balboa page
+Philadelphia Museum of Art




The Signer
EvAngelos W. Frudakis, 1980
* standing person, scroll and quill
* 5th and Chestnut, Southeast corner.
* 39.948825,-75.149000 [map]
* On the Independence Mall tour
* See also:
+Joey Blue's picture of this piece
+evangeloswfrudakis.com




University of Pennsylvania Class of 1930 Plaque
1980
* Bas relief bust of Benjamin Franklin
* small head, seal of the University of Pennsylvania
* inscription: Benjamin Franklin
1706-1790
The class of 1930 at its 50th Reunion honors Benjamin Franklin founder of the University of Pennsylvania which began at this site in 1749 and which in 1779 became the first University in this nation. We recognize the growth of our beloved institution from small beginning to world renown. May our fellow men note our affection for the University and our respect for its architect.
* Wall. West side of 4th, just South of Arch.
* 39.952250,-75.146900 [map]
* On the Old City tour
* See also:
+The Electric Franklin




Untitled
Fred Fisher, 1980 (installed)
* geometric assemblage
* 444 North 3rd Street. West side of 3rd, North of Callowhill.
* 39.958260,-75.144100 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour




Wall Reliefs
George Sugarman, 1980 (year of building according to Wills Eye)
* big abstract reliefs
* These are the parts that are left of a piece that originally wrapped around the ground floor of the building.
* Wall. North side of Locust, West of 9th.
* 39.947225,-75.156250 [map]
* On the Jefferson Campus tour
* See also:
+georgesugarman.com




Woman Looking Through a Window
George Segal, 1980
* small standing person, window
* Building entrance overhang. South side of Chestnut between 6th and 7th.
* 39.949400,-75.151575 [map]
* On the Independence Mall tour
* See also:
+Joey Blue's picture of this piece
+segalfoundation.org
+wikipedia.org's George Segal page