On Sunday, after doing an errand in San Francisco, D. and I visited the various sculpture gardens in SF MOMA, and here are some of the pics I took before I became too overwhelmed and tired.
Richard Serra's mammoth 13-foot-tall, 235-ton, contoured steel sculpture "Sequence" dominates the Howard Street gallery.
It consists of two huge torqued steel ellipses connected into an S-shape to create a path that winds through its massive leaning walls and graceful curves. It is so enormous that once it was installed, the exterior walls of the museum's then-unfinished gallery were built around it afterward. Walking around inside it was a very interesting experience.
As we enter the third floor sculpture terrace, a sticker on the floor makes a bold, impromptu graphical statement.
Looking up past the tip of Alexander Calder's intermediate maquette for "Trois Disques (Three Disks)" on the third floor sculpture terrace.
Another Calder, "The Kite That Never Flew," is elsewhere on the terrace.
Looking over the parapet to a tightly-framed skyscraper downtown.
♪♫♪ I've looked at LOVE from both sides now . . . ♪♫♪ A rear view of Robert Indiana's "LOVE," in the 5th floor cafe's sculpture garden. OLEV!
The old PacBell building rises majestically a block away to tower over the sculpture garden.
A dramatic view of the museum's upper floors and a nearby skyscraper from the cafe's sculpture garden.
An irrigation system valve in the sculpture garden looks like the elements have begun to take their toll.
Flowers in the cafe's sculpture garden.
The 7th floor sculpture terrace is empty of sculptures but provides a bird's eye view of the geometric façades of nearby buildings.