Charles Perry, "Icosaspirale"

"Icosaspirale" 1966
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This sculpture has a single opening which faces the plaza. Like the other sculptures in this privately owned public park, this one is also surrounded by steps useful for lunchtime seating. Behind it, the Embarcadaro Center Cinema was visible. To access this sculpture, walk through the Embarcadaro Center Cinema and out the back door. Cross the bridge and the sculpture will be on your left.


Artist: Charles Perry   •  Golden Gateway Center Collection of Fine Art   •  Embarcadero Five internal link San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Thursday 25 March 2010)   •  (Photo taken 14:01:56 Sunday 7 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #EmbarcaderoFive_2176BCX
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A plaque was imbedded into the brick walkway
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The plaque read:

Golden Gateway Center
Collection of Fine Art
Icosaspirale
by Charles Perry
Commissioned by
Golden Gateway Building Company
And dedicated to
The City of San Francisco - 1967

"Icosaspirale" 1966   •  Artist: Charles Perry   •  Golden Gateway Center Collection of Fine Art   •  Embarcadero Five internal link San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Thursday 25 March 2010)   •  (Photo taken 14:01:56 Sunday 7 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #EmbarcaderoFive_2177BCX
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Viewed through the hole in the front
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This sculpture is construsted of bronze rods brazed together into triangular sections. Those sections were assembled into an Icosahedron external link shape and brazed together. This hole was formed by omitting one of the triangular sections.


"Icosaspirale" 1966   •  Artist: Charles Perry   •  Golden Gateway Center Collection of Fine Art   •  Embarcadero Five internal link San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Thursday 25 March 2010)   •  (Photo taken 14:02:30 Sunday 7 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #EmbarcaderoFive_2179BCX
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Side view with the Punch Line
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This view gives a better idea of the overall shape and design. Note that each triangle that makes up the Icosahedron is itself a spiral. Hense the name "Icosaspirale."


external link behind "Icosaspirale" 1966   •  Artist: Charles Perry   •  Golden Gateway Center Collection of Fine Art   •  Embarcadero Five internal link San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Thursday 25 March 2010)   •  (Photo taken 14:02:40 Sunday 7 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #EmbarcaderoFive_2180BCX
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The sculpture on a winter afternoon
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The sculpture is in shade at mid afternoon in the winter. Pehaps it will be in sunlight in the summer or fall. The shade is from tall buildings that surround the park.


"Icosaspirale" 1966   •  Artist: Charles Perry   •  Golden Gateway Center Collection of Fine Art   •  Embarcadero Five internal link San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Thursday 25 March 2010)   •  (Photo taken 14:02:50 Sunday 7 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #EmbarcaderoFive_2181BCX
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