- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - Residents of the western Iowa city of Council Bluffs are celebrating the installation of a large steel sculpture on the Missouri River bank.

A ceremony was held Tuesday at a park to mark the installation of “Big Mo” by 81-year-old Mark di Suvero, The Daily Nonpareil reported (https://bit.ly/1wdjeDn ). The nearly 76-feet high piece, which was painted in “spacetime orange,” has three legs and two moving parts on top that rotate in opposite directions.

“It’s a big day for the Council Bluffs and the riverfront,” said Pete Tulipana, president and CEO of the Iowa West Foundation Public Art.

“Big Mo” is the latest addition to the Iowa West Foundation’s art collection for Council Bluffs. Mayor Matt Walsh said Council Bluffs is privileged to be involved in a partnership with the foundation to bring world-class art to the city.

Di Suvero said crews should finish setting up the sculpture either on Wednesday evening or Thursday. His works are featured in more than 50 cities worldwide and in more than 100 museums and public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the National Gallery of Art.

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Information from: The Daily Nonpareil, https://www.nonpareilonline.com


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