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Solar Bird - San Diego, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 32° 43.918 W 117° 09.016
11S E 485920 N 3621583
Quick Description: This sculpture is located near the entrance to the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/19/2016 6:06:23 PM
Waymark Code: WMR72V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn
Views: 2

Long Description:
This sculpture is more abstract than figurative although the suggestion of a bird is apparent. The bird is like no real bird however and its "wings" look more like horns on its back. The creature actually appears to be some type of fish or marine animal than a bird.
The artist is famed Spanish surrealist Joan Miro and it is dated 1967.

The Smithsonian Inventory (visit link) provides the following information:

"Solar Bird, (sculpture).
Artist:
Miro, Joan, 1893-1983, sculptor.
Title:
Solar Bird, (sculpture).
Dates:
1967.
Medium:
Bronze.
Dimensions:
H. 48 in.
Subject:
Animal -- Bird
Object Type:
Outdoor Sculpture -- California -- San Diego
Sculpture
Owner:
San Diego Museum of Art, Balboa Park, San Diego, California 92101
References:
Butler, John, Mrs., 1997.
Note:
The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
Repository:
Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture, Smithsonian American Art Museum, P.O. Box 37012, MRC 970, Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
Control Number:
IAS 78090044"
TITLE: Solar Bird

ARTIST(S): Joan Miro

DATE: 1967

MEDIUM: Bronze on concrete, stone and aggregate base.

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS 78090044

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

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
near the entrance to the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park.


DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
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