Singing Man - Seoul, Korea
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N 37° 25.797 E 127° 01.159
52S E 324754 N 4144411
This is one of Jonathan Borofsky's world renowned larger-than-life animated sculptures. It is located on the grounds of the National Museum of Contemporary Art in the Grand Park of Seoul, Korea.
Waymark Code: WMA2NA
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Date Posted: 11/07/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Singing Man
Jonathon Borofsky

Standing 18 feet, the "Singing Man" is quite an impressive work, with its low-pitched "singing" and movable mouth.

There are a number of sculptures around the grounds of Seoul's Grand Park near the National Museum of Contemporary Art. Also in this park is the National Science Museum a zoo, and the amusement park, Seoul Land." It is easily accessible by subway line number 4, stop 437.

Jonothan Borofsky was born in 1942 and graduated from Carnegie-Mellon, living in Boston and later in Maine. His large animated sculptures are sought after around the world.

On of his most noted series is the "Hammering Man," a tribute to the common working people. The largest, standing 72 feet tall, was commissioned for an insurance company in Seoul, Korea, topping the previous one in Frankfort, Germany, by 2 feet.

An overview and details of his work can be found on the personal web site of Jonathan Borofsk.

Someone else has posted a video, though not the best, of the Singing Man in action

Title of Piece: Singing Man

Artist: Jonathan Borofsky

Material/Media: Steel

Date of Creation or Placement: 1994

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): National Museum of Contempory Art, Grand Park, Seoul, Korea

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