The city of Beverly Hills is breaking ground for the home of an eight-foot, 1000-pound bronze sculpture called “Love Anatomy” by Alexandra Nechita.
The sculpture will be placed on the west side of the Burton Way median looking out at three existing sculptures – “Sisyphus” by Alexander Liberman, “World On Its Hind Legs” by William Kentridge and “Folded Square-Alphabet G” by Fletcher Benton – complementing the city’s public art collection of nearly 100 pieces.
Nechita is a Romanian-American cubist painter, sometimes known as the “Petite Picasso.” Her first exhibition was a one-woman show, held at a Los Angeles public library when she was just 8 years old. She graduated from UCLA in 2008 with a degree in fine arts.
Her works have a developed artistic personality and are highly sophisticated and fully alive to the nuances and possibilities of her medium. She has had exhibitions worldwide and continues to actively pursue her artistic endeavors.
Installation of the “Love Anatomy” sculpture began on Monday, March 29, to coincide with the redesign of the Burton Way median which will incorporate drought-tolerant vegetation, bioswales and a storm water retention site. Until April 30, Love Anatomy will cause minimal noise and traffic impact from equipment and crews working Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. On April 1 and 22, between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., traffic control will be implemented on the eastbound side of Burton Way between North Crescent Drive and Foothill Road to mitigate traffic.
Once installed, “Love Anatomy” will be viewable until landscape redesign takes place, at which time all sculptures will be covered during construction, lasting approximately one year.
For information, visit beverlyhills.org/publicart.
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