• Richard Serra, T.E. UCLA, 2006 © ADAGP, Paris 2017 photo : dominique haim
  • Richard Serra, T.E. UCLA, 2006 © ADAGP, Paris 2017 photo : dominique haim
  • Richard Serra, T.E. UCLA, 2006 © ADAGP, Paris 2017 photo : dominique haim
  • Fletcher Benton, Dynamic Rhythms Orange, 1976 (phase III) © ADAGP, Paris 2017. photo : dominique haim
  • Anna Mahler, Tower of masks, 1961, photo : dominique haim
  • Joan Miro, Mère Ube, 1975 © Successió Miró / ADAGP, Paris, 2017 photo : dominique haim
  • Fransico Zuniga, Mother With Child at Her Hip, 1979 photo : dominique haim
  • Henry Moore, Two-piece recilning Figure, No.3, 1961 photo : dominique haim
  • Aristide Maillol, Torso, 1938 photo : dominique haim
  • Antoine Bourdelle, Noble Burdens, 1911 photo : dominique haim
  • Peter Voulkos, Soleares, - photo : dominique haim
  • Henri Matisse, Bas-relief I, II, III, IV, 1909, 1913, 19916-1917, 1930, photo : dominique haim
  • Henri Matisse, Bas-relief III, 1916-1917 photo : dominique haim
  • Henri Matisse, Bas relief I, 1909 photo : dominique haim
  • Gaston Lachaise, Standing Woman, 1932, photo : dominique haim
  • Aristide Maillol, Heroic Head, 1923, photo : dominique haim
  • William Zorach, Victory, 1950 photo : dominique haim
  • Gerhard Marcks, Freya, 1949 © ADAGP, Paris 2017
  • David Smith, Cubi XX, 1964 © The Estate of David Smith / Adagp, Paris 2017, photo : dominique haim
  • Deborah Butterfield, Pensive, 1996 © ADAGP, Paris 2017 photo : dominique haim
  • Anthony Caro, Halfway, 1970-1971 photo : dominique haim
  • George Tsutakawa, Obos 69, 1969 photo : dominique haim
  • Robert Graham, Dance Colums I and II, 1978 © ADAGP, Paris 2017, photo dominique haim
  • Henri Laurens, Automne, 1948 © ADAGP, Paris 2017, photo : dominique haim
  • Lynn Chadick, Encounter VIII, - photo : dominique haim
  • Barbara Hepworth, Oval Form (trezion), 1962-63, Bronze, gift of David E. Bright, 1967. photo : dominique haim
  • Dimitri Hazi, Elmo III, 1960, photo : dominique haim
  • William Tucker, Unititled, 1967, photo : dominique haim
  • Eric Gill, Mulier, -, photo : dominique haim
  • Oliver Andrews, Architectural Scultpure, 1966, photo : dominique haim
  • Richard Hunt, Why ?, 1974, photo : dominique haim
  • William Turnbull, Column, 1970 © ADAGP, Paris 2017 photo : dominique haim
  • Barbara Hepworth, Elegy III, 1966, photo : dominique haim
  • Sorel Etrog, Mother and child, 1964, photo : dominique haim
  • Pietro Consagra, Colloquio Duro, 1959 © ADAGP, Paris 2017, photo : dominique haim
  • Bernar Rosenthal, Abstract Plaque, 1964, photo : dominique haim
  • Alexander Calder, Button Flower, 1959, © 2017 Calder Foundation New-York / ADAGP photo : henry chanin
  • Alberto Burri, Grande Cretto Nero, 1976- 1977 © ADAGP, Paris 2017, photo : dominique haim
  • Alberto Burri, Grande Cretto Nero, 1976- 1977 © ADAGP, Paris 2017, photo : dominique haim
  • Eldon C. Tefft, Franklin D. Murfy, 1960 photo : dominique haim
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Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden — UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles

Destinations - 11/05/2017 - Article : Dominique Haim - Photos : Dominique Haim

Matisse’s four backs! Who knew they could be found elsewhere than at the Museum of Modern Art in New York? Yet, here they are, next to one of Serra’s Ellipses, at the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden, a free public garden located on the campus of UCLA, in California.

I knew about the park, but I had no idea of how rich and diverse it was. More than seventy sculptures, most of them donations from former students, artists or foundations, occupy about 5 acres of landscaped gardens, tucked between buildings of UCLA, where students work, chat, or sunbathe on the surrounding lawns and benches.

Created in 1967 by Franklin D. Murphy, UCLA’s third president, and focused primarily on 20th century art, this sculpture park includes works by some of the greatest artists of modern and contemporary art of the western world – Rodin, Bourdelle, Maillol but also Jean Arp, Henri Laurens, Joan Miró, Barbara Hepworth, Jacques Lipschitz, David Smith, George Rickey, Anthony Caro, Alexander Calder, and many more. The collection never ceases to amaze, up to Alberto Burri’s sublime and monumental black ceramic bas-relief, and what’s more, a gift from the artist! What could be more beautiful than what looks like a negative model of the Grande Cretto, a piece created by Burri in 1979 in Gibelina (Sicily) to commemorate the 1968 earthquake. This gigantic wall, 50 feet long and 16 feet wide, was assembled on site and is made of 700 elements of fired ceramic from Città Di Castello (Umbria, Italy), the artist’s native town.

Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden
Between MacGowan Hall and Bunche Hall, north of the UCLA campus.
Open daily.

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