Les Funambules, 1991 Charles Ginnever

Trapezoids
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The statue rested on a concrete stand on the lawn in front of the Ducca Restaurant. Made of bronze, it has taken on an attractive greenish patina. Like many of Charles Ginnever sculptures, this one is composed of trapezoids.


Charles Ginnever 1991 "Les Funambules" Bronze with Patina    •  On the lawn in front of the Ducca Restaurant    •  50 Third Street, San Francisco, California    •  (Photo posted Sunday 17 July 2011)   •  (Photo taken 14:32:44 Monday 4 July 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_6718
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Change Shape Moving Right
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This Les Funambules sculpture changed shape as one moved left to right around it.


Charles Ginnever 1991 "Les Funambules" Bronze with Patina    •  On the lawn in front of the Ducca Restaurant    •  50 Third Street, San Francisco, California    •  (Photo posted Sunday 17 July 2011)   •  (Photo taken 14:44:43 Monday 4 July 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_6719
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Change Shape Moving Left
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This Les Funambules sculpture changed shape again as one moved right to left around it.


Charles Ginnever 1991 "Les Funambules" Bronze with Patina    •  On the lawn in front of the Ducca Restaurant    •  50 Third Street, San Francisco, California    •  (Photo posted Sunday 17 July 2011)   •  (Photo taken 14:44:55 Monday 4 July 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_6720
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Stream Of Vessels Behind
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This Les Funambules sculpture shares the lawn with the David Nash "Stream Of Vessels" internal link sculpture.


Charles Ginnever 1991 "Les Funambules" Bronze with Patina    •  On the lawn in front of the Ducca Restaurant    •  50 Third Street, San Francisco, California    •  (Photo posted Sunday 17 July 2011)   •  (Photo taken 14:45:31 Monday 4 July 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_6721
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Small Bolts With Clips
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The statue was held to its base with small bolts and small clips. A through-bolt could not be used because of the risk of galvanic corrosion.


Charles Ginnever 1991 "Les Funambules" Bronze with Patina    •  On the lawn in front of the Ducca Restaurant    •  50 Third Street, San Francisco, California    •  (Photo posted Sunday 17 July 2011)   •  (Photo taken 14:45:40 Monday 4 July 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_6722
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Top Left Close Up
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Here was a close up of the top left shape. Up close it was not a trapezoid after all, but instead an irregular hexagon.


Charles Ginnever 1991 "Les Funambules" Bronze with Patina    •  On the lawn in front of the Ducca Restaurant    •  50 Third Street, San Francisco, California    •  (Photo posted Sunday 17 July 2011)   •  (Photo taken 14:45:42 Monday 4 July 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_6723
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The Sign On The Sidewalk
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The sign was glued to the sidewalk just the other side of a low hedge. It read:

Charles Ginnever
Les Funambules, 1991
Bronze with Patina


Charles Ginnever 1991 "Les Funambules" Bronze with Patina    •  On the lawn in front of the Ducca Restaurant    •  50 Third Street, San Francisco, California    •  (Photo posted Sunday 17 July 2011)   •  (Photo taken 14:45:42 Monday 4 July 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_6716
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