Information about this sculpture came from "A Survey of Important Sculptures in Los Angeles County" June 25, 1998, prepared by Sculpture Conservation Studio, Inc., and Glenn Wharton and Associates, Inc. Do not reproduce information from this site without acknowledgement.

Artist: Flores, Gene

Title: "Temple II"

Location: Barnsdall Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles

Date of Manufacture: 1979

Date of Installation: 1986 (permanent collection)

Foundry or Fabrication: N/A

Dimensions: 22'x 21'x 2'

Plaque: yes, in front of sculpture on concrete footing

Inscriptions: Temple II / Gene Flores / in Memory of / Adam Kemper Beckett 1950-1979

Siting: The sculpture is located on a concrete footing on top of a grassy plateau approximately 30' from the driveway to staff parking for the Hollyhock House. Until the spring of 1997 sprinklers watered the sculpture routinely, everyday.

Description: The sculpture is composed of weathering steel brackets and bearings. The bottom of the scepter is composed of a rectangular box form which encloses the connection of the anchoring of the sculpture. Rising from the box form are two square vertical columns. Two identical columns are mounted horizontally on top of the vertical columns with unidirectional bearings. Two square vertical columns with square columns of longer length mounted on unidirectional bearings. The sculpture is located on a concrete footing which extends 1' and 2' out from the sculpture.

-Documentation in the city files includes a city inventory form, correspondence and drawings, minutes from the Cultural Affairs Commissions regular meeting, June 12, 1986


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