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Eugene Sturman
Homage to Cabrillo:  Venetian Quadrant

Project Area:  CT-South Park
Project:  888 International Tower
Project Location:  888 S. Figueroa Street
Project Type:  Developer Initiated


"Homage to Cabrillo: Venetian Quadrant" is a multi-part sculpture that marks the gateway to the South Park District in Downtown Los Angeles.  Austere yet playful, the stainless steel and bronze installation is comprised of four main elements that form a quadrant that represents the four corners of the earth, or the four points of the celestial sphere.  Two long conical shapes encompass a time capsule.
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Artist Profile

Eugene Sturman was born in New York City in 1945. Sturman received his BFA from Alfred University, followed by his MA from the University of New Mexico, and later studied printing at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop.  Sturman’s work has been exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Whitney Museum of American Art; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.  The artist was commissioned to create an outdoor sculpture piece for the Otis College of Art and Design at its former location across from Los Angeles’ MacArthur Park and doors for the Palos Verdes Community Arts Center.