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Balazs Sculpture - Seattle, WA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 47° 36.708 W 122° 20.179
10T E 549877 N 5273368
Quick Description: This sculpture is near the entrance to the Henry M. Jackson Federal Office Building in Seattle at 915 Second Avenue in Seattle.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 3/26/2011 6:33:06 PM
Waymark Code: WMB2CM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
This large 1976 work is untitled. The sculpture resembles a conglomeration of machine parts which were taken apart and couldn't be put back in their original place.
The artist, Harold Balazs (pronounced Blaze)learned some of his skills as a young man working in his father's sheet metal and air conditioning business in Ohio. He and his family later moved to Washington State. In 1951 he began his first commission teaming with architects and businees leaders for a work to be displayed at a public building like this one. He has served as Washington's State Arts Commissioner.
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A plaque at the site reads:

"HAROLD BALAZS
SEATTLE PROJECT
1976
COMMISSIONED UNDER THE
ART-IN-ARCHITECTURE PROGRAM
GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"
Title: Untitled

Artist: Harold Balazs

Media (materials) used: Sculpture: fabricated sheet copper; Base: brick and concrete

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): near the entrance to the Henry M. Jackson Federal Office Building in Seattle at 915 Second Avenue in Seattle.

Date of creation or placement: 1976

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