Untitled (Dedicated to Martin Luther King, Jr.) by Anthony Magar
Posted by: Outspoken1
N 39° 42.740 W 104° 56.298
13S E 505288 N 4395831
Quick Description: Untitled (Dedicated to Martin Luther King, Jr.) by Anthony Magar in Burns Park, Denver, CO
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 1/9/2008 7:23:50 AM
Waymark Code: WM2Y84
This is one of several sculptures displayed in the D.C. Burns Park at the intersection of Alameda and Colorado Blvd. I have always enjoyed this sculptures as I drove by, but never took the time to stop at the park. There is a small parking area at N39° 42.710, W104 56.397° that can only be accessed going west on Alameda.
This piece is Untitled (Dedicated to Martin Luther King, Jr.) by Anthony (Tony) Magar. Magar, who is now almost 70, recently said, "The universe is constantly in a process of creation and destruction, integrated, he said, toward 'becoming.' And, at the end of the day, "we are all just stardust."
The sculpture was created as part of the June 1968 Denver Sculpture Symposium, in which nine artists took part. The symposium was sponsored by a non-profit organization "Art For The Cities, Inc.," and the artists were paid moderate fees for their work, with materials donated by local and national sources. The sculptures were donated to the City in August of 1968. The sculptures were originally intended to only be temporary. Of nine of the original sculptures, four remain. The fiberglass was added in 1975 to protect the wood surface of the sculpture from further weathering.