Marino Marini, "Bronze Horse"

Marino Marini "Bronze Horse" 1967
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The sculpture entitled "Bronze Horse" was on display in a small nook on the Clay Street side of the park. Notice the steps around the edge that provided comfortable seating for lunch and general relaxation.


The Golden Gateway Center Collection of Fine Art   •  Five Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 22 March 2010)   •  (Photo taken 13:55:34 Sunday 7 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #EmbarcaderoFive_2151BCX
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A bronze plaque identified the sculpture
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A bronze plaque embedded in the brick walkway in front of the sculpture read:

Golden Gateway Center
Collection of Fine Art
Bronze Horse
By Marino Marini
Commissioned by
Golden Gateway Building Company
Dedicated To
The City of San Francisco
by
Golden Gateway Building Company-1967

Marino Marini "Bronze Horse" 1967   •  The Golden Gateway Center Collection of Fine Art   •  Five Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 22 March 2010)   •  (Photo taken 13:55:52 Sunday 7 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #EmbarcaderoFive_2152BCX
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The nose of the horse
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Up close detail of the horse's nose, well weathered from being located outdoors.


Marino Marini "Bronze Horse" 1967   •  The Golden Gateway Center Collection of Fine Art   •  Five Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 22 March 2010)   •  (Photo taken 13:56:06 Sunday 7 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #EmbarcaderoFive_2154BCX
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Front view of the horse
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Off center front view of the horse, backlit, with the garden behind.


Marino Marini "Bronze Horse" 1967   •  The Golden Gateway Center Collection of Fine Art   •  Five Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 22 March 2010)   •  (Photo taken 13:56:14 Sunday 7 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #EmbarcaderoFive_2155BCX
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Side view of the horse
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Side view of the horse with One Embarcadero Center internal link in the distance behind. Notice there is no gate that can close, so the sculpture can be visited anytime the park is open.


Marino Marini "Bronze Horse" 1967   •  The Golden Gateway Center Collection of Fine Art   •  Five Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 22 March 2010)   •  (Photo taken 13:56:26 Sunday 7 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #EmbarcaderoFive_2156BCX
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Artist signature on horse's rump
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It is not always easy to spot the artist's signature on a sculpture. Here the signature was found almost scratched into the horse's rump.


Marino Marini "Bronze Horse" 1967   •  The Golden Gateway Center Collection of Fine Art   •  Five Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 22 March 2010)   •  (Photo taken 13:56:36 Sunday 7 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #EmbarcaderoFive_2157BCX
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Detail of the front left side
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The statue is mostly smooth but for a few small patches such as this place on the left side of the horse. It is unclear from this one example if this is a common technique for this artist.


Marino Marini "Bronze Horse" 1967   •  The Golden Gateway Center Collection of Fine Art   •  Five Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 22 March 2010)   •  (Photo taken 13:56:48 Sunday 7 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #EmbarcaderoFive_2158BCX
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