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Massive di Suvero Sculpture Dismantled in Arts District

by Anne Bothwell 18 Aug 2015 5:15 PM

The big red sculpture next to the Meyerson Symphony Center is coming down to make way for an office tower.


The Dallas Arts District lost a major art work today.  The towering red sculpture at Woodall Rodgers and Pearl was dismantled.  The piece by Mark di Suvero is called Proverb, and it’s been on the lawn next to the Meyerson Symphony Center since 2002.  It was supposed to be a 3-year loan, part of a partnership between the Nasher family and The Dallas Symphony Foundation. It’s being removed now because the Symphony sold the land earlier this year to the developer Lincoln Property, which plans an office tower on the site. Di Suvero was on site today, advising the work crews. The piece will be returned to him.

Dane Walters has been watching – and videotaping – the process. Check back tomorrow for that.

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“Proverb” before dismantling. Photo: Jerome Weeks.


  • John

    I am sad to see it go. From now on I will pay more attention to sculptures, just in case… !