Arena Art

The story just keeps getting better as this wonderful art work appears to be headed our way, as reported by the Sacramento Bee.

An excerpt.

The city of Sacramento and the Kings have agreed to commission world-renowned artist Jeff Koons to create a sculpture for outside the new downtown arena.

In what is the largest budget for a public art installation in the region’s history, the Kings, the city and three team owners will pay $8 million for the art. Another $1.5 million from the Kings and local philanthropist and artist Marcy Friedman will commission work from local artists to be displayed at the arena.

Koons’ sculpture will be the fifth in his “Coloring Book” collection, a series of towering stainless steel sculptures that have been displayed in some of the most prominent art museums in the world. The works of art are colorful and are “intended to capture a child’s ecstatic enjoyment of the world,” according to a Kings news releases. They’re intended to resemble the character Piglet from the “Winnie the Pooh” books, as colored by a young child.

The sculpture will be 18 feet tall and 9 feet wide. Koons has not created the sculpture yet, but plans to have it completed by the time the arena opens in October 2016.

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About David H Lukenbill

I am a native of Sacramento, as are my wife and daughter. I am a consultant to nonprofit organizations, and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior and a Master of Public Administration degree, both from the University of San Francisco. We live along the American River with two cats and all the wild critters we can feed. I am the founding president of the American River Parkway Preservation Society and currently serve as the CFO and Senior Policy Director. I also volunteer as the President of The Lampstand Foundation, a nonprofit organization I founded in 2003.
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