Philadelphia Public Art

Year: 1981

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:

Bryan Hunt, 1980 - 1981
* small abstract form
* In front of Perry World House. West side of 38th, North side of the Locust Walk Bridge.
* 39.952640,-75.199250 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:

Benjamin Franklin, Craftsman
Joe Brown, 1981
* Statue of Benjamin Franklin
* standing person, printing press
* inscription:
Presented to the
City of Philadelphia
Pennsylvania Freemasons
Dedicated June 27, 1981
The Grand Lodge Free and
Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania
* Northwest corner, Broad and JFK.
* 39.953700,-75.163550 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece Joe Brown page
+The Electric Franklin

Harold Kimmelman, 1981
* driftwood
* Back of the parking lot Northeast of Delancey (Three Bears) Park. North side of Cypress between 3rd and 4th.
* 39.944550,-75.147375 [map]
* On the Society Hill tour
* See also:
+Delancey (Three Bears) Park

Timothy Duffield, 1981
* big people standing
* Was on the North side of Market St. between 18th and 19th. Permanently removed by the building's new owners some time in 2016, whereabouts unknown, possibly scrapped.
* 39.953450,-75.170950 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* Exhibits: Favorites, Missing
* See also:'s article about the piece disappearing

Mayan Game Group
Joyce de Guatemala, 1981
* abstract Mayan sports equipment
* There's an unlocked gate on Howard with a path leading back to the piece, which is partially visible from the sidewalk
* East side of Howard, just North of West Huntingdon.
* 39.989725,-75.131900 [map]
* On the Kensington tour

McVeigh Children's Relief
Anthony Visco, 1981
* small groups of children standing, sitting, sticks, balls, and swings
* Access is through the gate on D. The picture of the West side of the piece (the side with the swings, which is in much worse physical condition than the East side) has been heavily retouched to remove scribbled names.
* On the grounds of the McVeigh Recreation Center. South side of Ontario West of D.
* 40.000610,-75.121435 [map]
* On the Kensington tour
* See also:

Pony Express Rider
Arlene Love, 1981
* horse, seated person wearing a hat
* Up on the wall. East side of 5th, South of Spring Garden.
* 39.959600,-75.146800 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* See also:

Rock Chair
Scott Burton, 1981
* small chair
* In the Anne d'Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden. Anne d'Harnocourt Drive (25th and Kelly Drive to the Spring Garden Bridge).
* 39.967175,-75.181450 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* See also:'s Scott Burton page

Split Button
Claes Oldenburg, 1981
* big button
* Woodland Walk, between 34th and 36th.
* 39.952210,-75.193700 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+Art at Penn page for this piece

Ephraim Peleg, 1981
* geometric forms
* Between approximately 1998 and 2012 the elements in this piece were rearranged. The first picture shows the configuration circa 1998. The second was taken in September, 2012.
* Outside Peabody Hall. Between Broad and Liacouras Walk. North of Norris.
* 39.983500,-75.156200 [map]
* On the Temple Campus tour
* Exhibits: Moved
* See also:

Walt Whitman
Leonard Baskin, 1981
* Bust of Walt Whitman
* head
* In front of Whitman Plaza. 4th and Oregon.
* 39.914700,-75.156260 [map]
* On the South Philly tour
* See also:
+Leonard Baskin page @'s Walt Whitman page