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The Head (Large) - Charlotte, NC
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N 35° 13.521 W 080° 50.822
17S E 513920 N 3898044
Quick Description: One of several large mosaic pieces of public art owned by the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art that are placed in a sculpture garden.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 2/29/2012 6:35:31 AM
Waymark Code: WMDW42
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 36

Long Description:
The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art has created a sculpture garden across the street from its museum building, in a park called The Green at 435 S Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC, where it has placed several large mosaic sculptures. These are very well done pieces of artworks, mostly identified as being created by artist Niki De Saint Phalle. Some either had no identification plaque or were placed where they were easily overlooked. This large mosaic skull of this waymark is titled La Cabeza (Grande) or The Head (Large). It is made of polyurethane foam, resin, steel armature, stained and mirrored glass, glass pebbles, tumbled stones, abalone shells, and fused millefiori glass inserts. The Head was created in 2000 and is stated to be 114 inch x 68 inch x 144 inch in size. The artwork also has an audio explanation by listening to a prerecorded voice by calling 704-353-9255. This sculpture is located close to the S Tryon Street entrance.
Specific visit requirements:
When visiting this artwork, try taking a photo of a part of the sculpture that has not yet been photographed. Close-ups of inside, top, or unusual or colorful mosaic pattern would be good suggestions for photos.

435 S Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC USA

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