oyler wu collaborative + michael kalish: realize
 
oyler wu collaborative + michael kalish: realize oyler wu collaborative + michael kalish: realize
mar 13, 2011

oyler wu collaborative + michael kalish: realize

‘reALIze’ by michael kalish and oyler wu collaborative photo by oyler wu collaborative

 

 

 

muhammed ali and his wife lonnie have commissioned artist michael kalish to create a sculpture for them celebrating the famed boxer’s accomplishments. the result is ‘reALIze‘, a 360-degree, two-story structure that is composed from five miles of stainless steel, two miles of aluminium tubing, and 1300 boxing speed bags. from almost every angle, the result appears to be a massive, boxing-inspired rainstorm, but when standing in the right position, the installation portrays a 2D vision of muhammad ali’s timeless face. ‘reALIZE is a collaboration between los angeles-based oyler wu collaborative together with kalish, on show at the the nokia plaza across from the staples center in los angeles from march 25th to april 9th, 2011.

photos by oyler wu collaborative

photo by oyler wu collaborative

photos by oyler wu collaborative

photo by oyler wu collaborative

photo by oyler wu collaborative

‘reALIze’ under construction photo by oyler wu collaborative

structural frame nearing completion photo by oyler wu collaborative

front elevation by oyler wu collaborative

left elevation by oyler wu collaborative

right elevation by oyler wu collaborative

overall axion by oyler wu collaborative

exploded axion by oyler wu collaborative

plan drawing by oyler wu collaborative

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