Public Art

Aesop’s Fables

By Mark di Suvero
Category: Sculpture


In Aesop’s Fables, industrial I-beams are welded, bolted and painted red in a straightforward composition that joins together the interlocking v’s that make up one end, with the curvilinear cluster at the other. The title refers to a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and storyteller who lived in Ancient Greece. Aesop used simple tales of animals acting wise or foolish to charm listeners and offer advice and insights into human nature.

Courtesy of The Gateway Foundation.

Dimensions: 11′-5.25″ x 32′-4.5″ x 13’6.5″
Year Completed: 1990
Material: Painted Steel
Owner: The Gateway Foundation

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