Sunday, June 5, 2011

The Most Wonderful Sculpture in History!

It's new and it's at 4th & Blanchard:

Seriously, whoever created this should be given the Nobel Prize for Awesomeness. God bless Martin Selig and his good taste. This is simply one of the greatest things ever made by human hands. Go check it out and pay homage to its brilliance.

2 comments:

Erick L. said...

You know, it's only been a few weeks since they removed the previous sculpture on that corner, and for the life of me I can't remember what it looked like.

Until sometime in the 1980s (if I recall correctly), just on the other side of the Martin Selig (aka Darth Vader) Building, one of Calder's great stabiles, "Big Crinkly" reigned in glory. (Maybe it's the same one that wound up at SFMOMA?) It's still missed.

If the 'popsicle' is as new as it looks, I doubt if it's a significant work. But at least it's somewhat memorable.

moniguzman said...

The artist is Catherine Mayer, Martin Selig's wife! Kinda stumbled onto the story after checking out the popsicle and reading this post (which I quoted!): http://www.king5.com/news/cities/seattle/Who-built-the-giant-Belltown-popsicle-126782228.html