Tuesday, August 9, 2011

"Three Legged Buddha" At Storm King Art Center


In September 2009, I visited the Storm King Art Center in New York’s Hudson Valley, about an hour’s drive from NYC. I took a few photos of the Center’s outstanding modern sculptures on 500 acres, which I displayed here. Yesterday I returned to Storm King and was most impressed by Zhang Huan’s “Three Legged Buddha” (2007), unveiled last month (click to enlarge). This 28-foot-tall steel-and-copper piece weighs 12 tons. It represents a monumental, contemporary version of the balance and repose found in ancient sculptures of the Buddha in meditation.

Photo: Emily Tone

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