The Architecture of a Legacy

Venice sculptor Robert Graham lives on through his son and the artists he mentored By Christina Campodonico When Steven Graham’s father — world-renowned sculptor and longtime Venice artist Robert G…

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  1. Fritz Frauchiger on June 11, 2016 at 10:45 am

    It’s very nice to see this special event is taking place now. I had a decades-long association with Bob beginning in the late 1960s when we were both art majors at San Jose State College.

    My final project with Bob was in 1984 when I was the director of the ARCO Center for Visual Art in downtown LA. Working with Bob very closely for months I mounted an exhibition of all his preliminary work leading up to the Gateway arch with two Olympic athlete bronzes that are now at the Colosseum near USC. We also produced a 20 minute video (now on DVD) of the entire process of the making of the bronzes with Bob as the narrator.

    He was a good friend and an immensely important American artist. I miss him terribly.

    • admin on June 20, 2016 at 6:57 am

      Hello Fritz, thank you for the kind words. I too miss my father very much, and it has been an eight year battle to continue and protect His legacy. I would love to get a DVD of the making of Olympic Gateway, I have some of that archival footage I used in an award tribute many years ago, but I don’t think I have ever seen the production you are speaking of with Bob narrating…I hope you will stop by the new studio if you are in LA, Culver City to be more exact. Look forward to seeing you. Best, Steven Graham

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