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Monument to the Unknown Artist

Alfredo Halegua (American, 1930-)

Created: 1980
Technique: Sculpture

Museum Purchase. 1984.26

Alfredo Halegua’s monumental sculptures draw upon the language and materials of Minimalism but are frequently composed in such a way that they encourage viewers to experience them in the round and to think about such issues as weight, balance, and positive and negative space. Monument to the Unknown was acquired by The Mint Museum four years after it was made and installed on the campus of UNCC in 1984. Halegua lives and works in Washington, D.C.; other examples of his public sculpture can be seen at George Mason University (Fairfax, Va.); the Ringling Art Museum (Sarasota, Fla.); the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts (Washington, D.C.); the Baltimore Museum of Art; and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center. 

Image © James Martin 2014