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Artwork copyright Harold Balazs. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Documents

A Collection, 1997

Harold Balazs
(American, born 1928, died 2017)

Location: Bellevue College, Bellevue

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

With beginnings in small-scale fine metal working, late artist Harold Balazs began working larger when he was invited to collaborate with architects in the mid-1960s. Of making artwork, Balazs said "I make stuff because it's better than not making stuff."

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Secretary of State.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Celebrated Spokane, Washington-based artist Harold Balazs created abstract sculptures and public art installations in a variety of media. Born in Ohio, his family moved to Spokane in the 1940s. He received a Bachelor of Arts in 1951 from Washington State College (now Washington State University) in Pullman, Eastern Washington. Many of his works are prominently featured in Spokane's public spaces. He was honored with a Washington State Governor's Arts and Heritage Award in 1988.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Sculpture - other metals

Sculpture - mixed media

Medium

Stainless steel, aluminum, and concrete

Dimensions

288 in x 192 in x 14 in

ID Number

WSAC1996.023.00A-D

Acquisition Method

Site responsive commission

Artist Location

Washington, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

Bellevue College

Artwork Location

Bellevue College
West side of NWCET Building; Puget Sound Regional Archives Entrance

WA County

King

Setting

Exterior

Site Type

College

Address

3000 Landerholm Circle SE
Bellevue, WA 98007

Geo. Coordinates

47.582016 | -122.150734

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