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'Borealis' lands in Greenwich.

The Ashforth Company has installed "Borealis," a 29-foot, welded-steel sculpture by Mark di Suvero, one of America's most renowned artists, on permanent exhibit at Greenwich Plaza, a 316,000 SF complex in Greenwich, Conn.

"We're delighted to install a sculpture created by Mark di Suvero, one of the most important contemporary artists in the United States," said Henry A. Ashforth Jr., chairman of the executive committee of The Ashforth Company.

A crane was brought in to place the sculpture on permanent exhibit between Building One and Building Two of the Plaza. Travelers on both I-95 and the Metro-North Railroad can see "Borealis" as they pass by the office complex.

Created by di Suvero in 1988, "Borealis" is the companion piece of another di Suvero sculpture entitled" Aurora," which is placed at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.

"It typifies what critic Irving Sandier has termed di Suvero's 'unabashedly celebratory humanist monuments,"' said Ashforth.

Thomas Hoving, former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, describes di Suvero as "one of the premier American sculptors of his generation, and quite possibly one of the most glorious of the second half of the 20th century."

di Suvero works in a studio on a pier located along New York's East River in Long Island City. He produces monumental outdoor art, shaping steel I-beams with industrial cutting tools, moving them with a hydraulic crane and cherry picker, and bolting or welding them together.

"Borealis" has previously been exhibited at the 1995 Venice Biennale in Venice and at the 1998 exhibition organized by the Orange County Museum of Art in Orange County, Calif. di Suvero's work is also on display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Museum of Modem Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Wadsworth Athenaeum in Hartford, and the Storm King Art Center in Mountainville, N.Y.
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