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Sculpture Milwaukee's artist list now complete for this year's edition

Last month, Sculpture Milwaukee announced the return of its plein air gallery of 23 sculptures along Wisconsin Avenue from June 7 to Oct. 27 and today the last of the participating artists were named.

Joining Atlanta-based Radcliffe Bailey, California's John Baldessari, Berlin-based Elmgreen & Dragset, London-based Richard Woods, New York's Roxy Paine, and Beverly Pepper, an American artist living in Italy, Berlin-based British artist Angela Bulloch, Berlin-based American Sam Durant, Surrealist Max Ernst, Welsh artist Barry Flanagan, New York-based Tony Matelli, Chicago-based William J. O'Brien and Madison's Actual Size Artworks (aka Gail Simpson and Aris Georigiadis), who were named in previous announcements are New York-based artists Red Grooms, Arlene Shechet, Sean Scully and B. Wurtz; Los Angeles-based Haas Brothers, Milwaukee's John Riepenhoff and Chicago's Carlos Rolón.

"Once again, my colleague Marilu Knode and I have attempted to bring a wide range of sculpture to Milwaukee," said co-curator Russell Bowman. "From historically established artists to mid-career, and from national and international figures to the best of regional artists gaining national reputations, this mix makes each year of Sculpture Milwaukee an exciting index into the creative possibilities of sculpture today."

The works so far named include:

  • Angela Bulloch's "Heavy Metal Stack of Six: Trichrome Blue," 2016
  • Sam Durant's "Empathy for Everyone," 2018, and "We Are The Ones We've Been Waiting For," 2018
  • Max Ernst's "Seraphine-cherubin" from the series "Big Brother: Teaching Staff for a School of Murderers," 1967
  • Barry Flanagan's "Large Boxing Hare on Anvil," 1984
  • Actual Size Artworks' "Magical Thinking," 2019
  • Tony Matelli's "Hera (half)," 2018
  • William J. O'Brien's "Sun & Moon Protector," 2016
  • Radcliffe Bailey's "Pensive," 2013
  • Elmgreen & Dragset's "A Greater Perspective," 2015
  • Beverly Pepper's "Curvae in Curvae," 2012
  • Richard Woods' "Untitled (Milwaukee)," 2019
  • John Baldessari's "Penguin," 2018
  • Roxy Paine's "Cleft," from the series "Dendrites," 2018
  • Red Grooms' "Hot Dog Vendor," and "Tango Dancers," 2005
  • Haas brothers' "Handy Darling" and "Handy Warhol," 2019
  • Arlene Schechet's "Tilted Channel," from "Full Steam Ahead," 2018
  • Sean Scully's "Black Stacked Frames," 2017
  • B. Wurtz' "Untitled," from "Kitchen Trees," 2018
  • John Riepenhoff's "Untitled (The Oven on Wisconsin Avenue)," 2019
  • Carlos Rolón's "Gild the Lily (Caribbean Hybrid I, II, III)," 2019

"Sculpture Milwaukee's success comes from the enormous efforts of a team of passionate individuals, from curators to city engineers, marketing professionals, docents, the staff of Milwaukee Downtown BID #21, and many more," said Brian Schupper, Sculpture Milwaukee executive director, in a statement.

"In the coming weeks, we'll be sharing news about fun and informative tours, interactive events, hands-on educational workshops, creative collaborations with local employers and organizations, and rolling out Sculpture Buffs, a new program offering insider scoops, unique opportunities, and early access to special offers."

Installation of the sculptures will take place this month and will wrap up with a public opening event on Friday, June 7 at 11:30 a.m. in the parking lot adjacent to 600 East Cafe, 600 E. Wisconsin Ave. The first 500 guests will get free lunch.

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