Tuesday Under Ten: Mark di Suvero

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: I adore everything about this editioned tabletop di Suvero sculpture. Visually, it's has this great tribal industrial feel.

But it's so much more than that. If you've ever seen one of di Suvero's huge outdoor sculptures, you might have noticed that they often have at least one beam that extends toward the ground that tempts viewers to climb aboard. And, in fact, the artist intended for people to mount his sculptures -- which sometimes include moving parts -- and use them as rides! How spectacularly fun is that? So, when people were agitated in 2011 about Occupy Wall Streeters climbing on di Suvero's Joie de Vivre, which lives in downtown Manhattan, they were completely misguided. 

But public art doesn't have all the fun in di Suvero's body of work! This small steel sculpture can be taken apart and put back together in a variety of ways. I love art that asks you to interact, and I think it would be amazingly fun to own and play with this piece! Please get in touch if you're interested. 

Mark di Suvero, Untitled, 1972

Mark di Suvero, Untitled, 1972

Mark di Suvero, Untitled, 1972

Mark di Suvero, Untitled, 1972

Mark di Suvero, Untitled, 1972

Mark di Suvero, Untitled, 1972