Untitled Four

Mark Lere

1999, located between Harris Hall and Exposition Boulevard. Moved from its original location near the Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles in August/September 2007. Text from the plaque: Mark Lere, Untitled 4. Dedicated on November 6, 2007. In recognition of the generous contribution from the LA Arena Company to the University of Southern California Gayle Garner Roski School of Fine Arts in association with the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles. Dedicated in memory of John Lilly.

The Daily Trojan published an article by Sarah Dada, titled "Orphaned sculpture finds home at USC," on November 7, 2007. The following quote is from the DT article: "The sculpture consists of four pieces, each attempting to encourage the use of a different sense: sight, sound, touch and smell. The piece includes a cone-shaped fountain with a bronze cast on top to resemble a pool of water; a large stainless steel sphere, six feet in diameter, that is balanced on a small pin; a 12-foot high sculpture of a human figure; and a bench cut and polished from granite. The bench had previously housed a sound element designed to surprise whoever sat on it with thunder clashes, a truck horn or people talking."

On occasion, the Mark Lere sculptures participate in student projects, as in the examples below, Fall semester 2013:

The sculptures were reorganized for the construction of the Iovine Young Academy.


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