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“Angelic Duet”

Updated October 25, 2010

Angelic Duet

"Angelic Duet," a 38-foot tall stainless steel sculpture by artist James Russell, is located at the CareMore office building located at 12900 Park Plaza Drive in the Cerritos Towne Center. The artwork is composed of two linear stainless steel structures. The taller piece is 38 feet tall, and the shorter piece is 36 feet tall. The contemporary art piece has strong, clean bold lines paired with gentle undulating curves. The artwork was originally commissioned by the State of California in 1978 as part of its Art in Public Places program, and was installed at the Junipero Serra State Office Building in Los Angeles. Subsequently the building was sold to the federal government and the artwork was removed and stored in Sacramento since 2003. Over the years, the California Arts Council was unable to find a suitable location for the piece, and decided to seek an agency with a well recognized public art program that would provide a prominent location for the sculpture. The California Arts Council and the California Department of General Services made the piece available to the City of Cerritos in 2010 at no cost for 30 years, with options available to renegotiate the contract prior to the expiration date. The sculpture was rededicated on October 23, 2010.

 

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