The Sieve of Eratosthenes - Stanford, CA
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N 37° 26.013 W 122° 10.221
10S E 573398 N 4143292
Quick Description: The Sieve of Eratosthenes is a painted steel girder sculpture on the north side of the Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 11/6/2009 11:29:38 PM
Waymark Code: WM7KZY
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Long Description:
The Sieve of Eratosthenes is a painted steel girder sculpture on the north side of the Cantor Center for the Visual Arts at Stanford University.

A sign on a post in front of the sculpture reads:


Mark di Suvero
U.S.A., b. China, 1933

The Sieve of Eratosthenes
([the title in foreign characters]), 1999
Painted and Stainless steel

In honor of John Henry Merryman, Sweitzer Professor of Law Emeritus
and Affiliated Professor of Art History, Stanford university,
in appreciation of his extraordinary contributions to art
and cultural property law.

Promised gift of Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro, L1.01.2000


A Sieve of Eratosthenes is an algorithm for finding all prime numbers up to a specified integer. The ancient Greek mathematician, Eratosthenes, conceived this method that was first attributed to him 2,000 years ago in the book, Introduction to Arithmetic.

TITLE: The Sieve of Eratosthenes

ARTIST(S): Mark di Suvero (1933- ), sculptor

DATE: 1999

MEDIUM: Painted stainless steel

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS 04920009

Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
North of Cantor Center for Visual Art, Stanford University


DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
None


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