Saturday, October 13, 2007

wishbone house...

wishbone house 1967

a 6 foot tall playground design by artist colin greenly. this precast concrete structure was designed for a competition initiated by art in america and the corcoran gallery in 1967, with 5 visual artists invited to submit models for the final round (art in america and the corcoran chose the winner). the wishbone house won, and was supposedly installed in a washington dc playground (anyone out there ever see this in person?).

"the piece was executed specially for the competition insasmuch as the work i have shown previously would in no way be appropriate for the location contemplated. i considered the problem in this order: playground, sculpture, climb on, climb in, sit on, shade essential, minimum upkeep, maximum shape, minimum cost, reproducibility." colin greenly, 1967

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

A cast of the Wish Bone House is currently owned and on display at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse NY.

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