Hammering Man at 2,938,405 - Gainesville, FL
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N 29° 38.193 W 082° 22.182
17R E 367410 N 3279297
Quick Description: The kinetic "Hammering Man at 2,938,405" is located at the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art in Gainesville, Florida, USA. The sculpture is made of corten steel and represents the common worker.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 10/11/2010 5:27:09 AM
Waymark Code: WM9XG8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
"A University of Florida landmark, Hammering Man, outside of the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, was sculpted by Jonathan Borofsky in 1984. The hydraulic-driven hammerman’s creak is a familiar sound when visiting UF’s Cultural Plaza. The outdoor sculpture is a gift from the Martin Z. Margulies Foundation. This motorized tribute to the working man is one of several Hammering Man sculptures located around the world."

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Although an internet search did not uncover a video of the Hammering Man sculpture at the Harn Museum, a video of the Hammering Man sculpture in Seattle shows what one of these sculptures looks like in action (visit link).

The following information is from the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art (in the Quick Search box, type in "Hammering Man"):

Hammering Man at 2,938,405

Date: 1984

Dimensions: 24 ft. x 11 ft. x 24 in., 7600 lb. (731.5 x 335.3 x 61 cm, 3447.3 kg)

Medium: Corten steel

Credit Line: Gift of the Martin Z. Margulies Foundation

Description: Large scale sculpture with a flat nearly two dimensional character that depicts a male worker hammering. The arm holding the hammer is hydraulically activated to simulate hammering.

Title of Piece: Hammering Man at 2,938,405

Artist: Jonathan Borofsky

Material/Media: Corten steel

Date of Creation or Placement: 1984

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art

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