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Robert Graham
Fountain Figures, 1 - 4
1983 (Figure 4, 1987)

Project Area:  Bunker Hill
Project:  Wells Fargo Center
Project Location:  333 S. Grand Avenue
Project Type:  Developer Initiated


Four cast bronze figures of female athletes are posed on top of the tall pedestals of small fountains. Each of the four athletes is engaged in an activity familiar to the world of athletics: Figure 3 performs a handstand, Figure 2 balances on a beam, Figure 4 stands in a relaxed pose, Figure 1 stands with her arms crossed behind her head.  All are situated within the landscaped setting of the building's interior Fountain Court.

For other projects, please see:


Crocker Fountain Figure 1
Crocker Fountain Figure 2

Artist Profile

Born in Mexico City, Robert Graham (1938-2008) earned his BA from San Jose State College and his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.  Graham’s work has been the subject of over eighty solo exhibitions in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Mexico. His work can be found in many national and international museum collections.  Some of Graham’s most recognized civic monuments include the Los Angeles Olympic Gateway (1984), the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Washington D.C (1997), and The Great Bronze Doors for the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles (2002).  In 1993, Robert Graham received the ACLU Freedom of Speech Award and the California Governor’s Award for his outstanding contribution to the Arts.  In 2005, Graham was the recipient of the Hope of Los Angeles Award, Latino Heritage Month, City of Los Angeles.