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Di Suvero’s Unloved Sculpture

It appears many people are not enamored with Mark di Suvero’s massive steel structures dotting Crissy Field, which were recently installed by SFMOMA as a cooperative venture with the National Park Service (NPS) and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.

While art critics have praised the installation, public critique has been less kind, likening the sculptures to the large metal structures used by the Germans in World War II to defend the beach at Normandy, giant Tinker toys, “pieces [that] have rolled down from the construction site and landed on the field,” and more. An online petition (www.change.org/petitions/tell-the-ggnpc-to-remove-the-large-steel-sculptures-in-crissy-field) to remove the sculptures has garnered 251 signatures from across the country. The NPS has stated it has no plans to end the installation before May 26, 2014, so whether the petition will change that remains to be seen.

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