American, born China, 1933
For Chris, 1991
11 ft. 3 in. x 16 ft. x 10 ft. 3 in. (342.9 x 487.7 x 312.4 cm)
Lent by the artist and Spacetime, C.C., New York
© Mark di Suvero, courtesy of the artist and Spacetime C.C.
Photo by Jerry L. Thompson
This sculpture is a memorial to di Suvero's longtime friend Christopher Wilmarth (1943-1987), a sculptor who worked primarily with glass. Like di Suvero, Wilmarth moved to New York from the San Francisco bay area and made work that responded intimately to New York's industrial landscape. Di Suvero made For Chris after Wilmarth took his own life and incorporated into it a bell that visitors are invited to ring to pay tribute to Wilmarth.