Friday, September 23, 2016

Caged Stegosauros

Alexander Calder's Stegosauros has been standing between the Wadsworth Atheneum and the Hartford Municipal Building for 43 years.  The paint has faded.  It is tired.


Over the next three weeks, the paint will be stripped, corrosion will be repaired, and Steg will get a fresh coat of vibrant red, this time with a longer lasting and lead-free paint.

BONUS:  The sky was showing signs of a good sunset on Tuesday, so I hustled to the
West Hartford reservoir.  It was less dramatic than I expected, but still pretty nice.


9 comments:

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

The cage does not look strong enough to contain the beast within. Maybe a lck of paint will put him in better humour.

Kate said...

Calder is a treasure and I am pleased that the renovation will take place!

The Greenockian said...

Beautiful colours in your reservoir photo.

bill burke said...

The colours and reflections are quite beautiful. It was good that you hustled to get the photo. The things we do or try to do for a good photo. :)

RedPat said...

It is amazing how faded the red is on the Calder. I love his work so it is nice to hear that it is being restored.
I like your sunset shot, Jack!

William Kendall said...

That's a lot bigger than the Calder piece I'm familiar with.

Taken For Granted said...

Good to know that Calder's sculpture is being maintained so it will last well into the future. Looks fine cages. Like your sunset shot. Fine light.

Michelle said...

That sunset is pretty nice. I hope you will give us a view of the Steg once the paint is refurbished.

Kay said...

It looks like Steg is ready for an update. If it's like any other Calders I've seen it'll be glowing plenty by the time they've finished.
And there's nothing wrong with the mauve sunset you caught at the West Hartford reservoir. Understated drama.