Archive for the ‘Lost’ Category

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Tree of Life by Anthony Caponi

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Tree of Life by Anthony Caponi “Tree of Life” was once a 35-foot tall sculpture carved from a red oak tree stump in 1955 by Anthony Caponi.

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ArtScraps Mural by Unknown

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

Art Scraps Mural This mural is on the east side of the ArtScraps store in St. Paul, run by ArtStart.

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Family by Russell Erickson

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Metal Art at Como Zoo “Family” is a three-piece sculpture made of steel rods that represent a father, mother and child. The piece was made in 1978 and sat in front of the FDA building in Minneapolis until 2004 when the building was being torn down. Erickson was asked to move the sculpture and it eventually found a new home at the Como Zoo across from Seal Island.

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Las Puertas de Orion by Sebastian (Enrique Carbajal Gonzalez)

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

"Las Puertas de Orion" by Sebastian (Enrique Carbajal Gonzalez) Update: Removed in late November 2008 and reinstalled at Franconia Sculpture Park.

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St. Paul Sculptural Complex by George Sugarman

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

St. Paul Sculptural Complex by George Sugarman A bizarre and playful 1971 sculpture by George Sugarman at the entrance to Anchor Bank in downtown St. Paul at 5th and Minnesota Streets. It looks almost as if children cut out a bunch of colorful shapes and then suspended them above the entryway.

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Veteran’s Mural by Pablo Basques

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007

Veteran's Mural Pablo Basques started this mural on a garage just off Robert and Annapolis Streets on Sept. 11, 2004 in remembrance of those who died in 9/11.

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Merit Printing Mural by Juxtaposition Arts

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

Merit Printing Mural Juxtaposition Arts is a local nonprofit focused on empowering youth through urban art. This is one of their collaborative mural projects on the edge of downtown Minneapolis. I believe this mural was redone in the summer of 2007.

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Lost: Englewood & Syndicate by Paint the Pavement

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

Corner of Englewood & Syndicate The first Paint the Pavement project was the intersection of Englewood and Syndicate in St. Paul, painted in 2006. This was a test painting of sorts as the intersection was scheduled to be repaved in 2007. The intersection has since been repaved and the painting is now gone.

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Aztec City by John Acosta, Carlos Menchaca and Frank Sanchez

Monday, December 10th, 2007

"Aztec City" This 1980 mural by John Acosta, Carlos Menchaca and Frank Sanchez is painted on the side of the Morgan’s Mexican and Lebanese Foods buildings in the West Side neighborhood of St. Paul (the building is for sale and Morgan’s appears closed, so the mural’s future may be up in the air).

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