Storm King Installs Newly Acquired Monumental Sculpture by Zhang Huan


Zhang Huan - Three Legged Buddha, 2007 - Steel and copper. 28' 2-1/2" x 42' x 22' 7-5/8". Gift of Zhang Huan and The Pace Gallery.  -  Photo: Jerry L. Thompson

MOUNTAINVILLE, NY.- Storm King Art Center
completed installation of Three Legged Buddha (2007), a colossal
sculpture by
the internationally celebrated Chinese artist Zhang Huan. The work,
which stands
nearly twenty-eight feet high and weighs more than twelve tons, is a
gift from Zhang Huan and The Pace Gallery. The gift was announced by
Storm King
in spring 2010, at a gala marking the launch of Storm King’s
fiftieth-anniversary season. Three Legged Buddha has been installed in
King’s South Fields, in a grove of 64 sugar-maple trees that have been
articulated into three distinct areas. There, near the eastern border of
sculpture park, it may be viewed in relation to neighboring works,
Magdalena Abakanowicz’ Sarcophagi in Glass Houses (1989).