Venus by Lawrence Argent

Construction Begins on the Tallest Statue in San Francisco | Architectural Digest

British-born, Australian-raised artist Lawrence Argent is making a monumental mark in San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood with his latest sculpture, the 92-foot Venus. Currently being installed, and expected to be unveiled next spring, the polished stainless-steel work will rise almost as tall as the Statue of Liberty, making it the City by the Bay’s tallest statue. Inspired by the ancient Venus de Milo, which is housed at the Louvre, the new public artwork is a swirling, tornado-shaped modern rendition of the Greek masterpiece. It was constructed in China and shipped to the U.S. in 70 pieces. Once assembled, the steel Venus and its concrete base will weigh 50 tons.


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