reported on what will be the tallest statue in San Francisco, the 92-foot Venus,
courtesy Denver's Lawrence Argent
The Trinity Place art requirement is $5 million, and once that number was reached, Sangiacomo embraced it, taking several trips to Italy with his wife in search of inspiration.
Then he invited four artists to make presentations at the Trinity Property headquarters. The first was Lawrence Argent
, a Denver artist, who was invited on the basis of a giant blue bear he created to stand outside the Colorado Convention Center
and press his nose and paws to the glass.
"We were so enamored with the creativity of that and how fun it was that we flew him out," says Walter Schmidt
, CEO of Trinity Properties. Argent made his presentation, and Sangiacomo responded in Godfather-like fashion.
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