Monday, April 26, 2010

Protection.


I was hoping that Chase was getting ready to clean their Jean Dubuffet sculpture, Group of Four Trees. I watched them do that in 2002, and it's a laborious, piece-by-piece process. The dismantling was almost a shocking thing to see. If I remember correctly it took a couple months. I unfortunately didn't have a camera then, so I was more than a little excited when I saw the scaffolding go up again.


Fake to the left though. I asked one of the maintenance people and it turns out that they're just protecting it from the construction they're doing on the building. Maybe they'll clean it after that. I can dream, can't I?

4 comments:

dubz said...

so cool. thanks for posting this!

clairebearkiss said...

If you're ever in Houston there's a great Dubuffet in downtown. Climbing around on and playing hide & seek in it is one of my fondest childhood memories. Apparently they've moved it, but it's still in downtown H-town.

@SFranciscoTweet said...

God I love Jean Dubuffet. Thanks for posting.

@SFranciscoTweet said...

oops - sorry about the last @SFranciscoTweet URL link, supposed to take you to homepage. Lol. Takes you there with this comment.