Marino Marini, "Bronze Horse"
Located in Five Embarcadero Center San Francisco
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Marino Marini "Bronze Horse" 1967
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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)
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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.


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A bronze plaque identified the sculpture
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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
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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

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The nose of the horse
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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
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Up close detail of the horse's nose, well weathered from being located outdoors.


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Front view of the horse
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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
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#EmbarcaderoFive_2155BCX


Off center front view of the horse, backlit, with the garden behind.


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Side view of the horse
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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
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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.


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Artist signature on horse's rump
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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


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.


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Detail of the front left side
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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


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.


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