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George Segal and the language of our bodies

 

ICA Miami explores museum visitors’ relationships to Three Figures and Four Benches (1979), an iconic sculpture by renowned Pop artist George Segal, currently on view in the Sculpture Garden. The artist’s figurative installations in steel and plaster explore the human figure as it relates to the surrounding environment.

George Segal (b. 1924, New York; d. 2000, South Brunswick, New Jersey) has had works installed in public spaces and institutions across the country, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and—perhaps his most well-known work—Gay Liberation (1980) became the first piece of public art dedicated to LGBT rights when it was commissioned in memory of the 1969 Stonewall riots and installed in two editions, one in Christopher Street Park, New York, and the other on the Stanford University campus.