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April 4, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Changes coming to Seattle Art Museum’s face

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“Hammering Man” is going to have some company: Seattle Art Museum announces a commission for a huge artwork that will be attached to SAM’s building. California- and New York-based artist Doug Aitken’s “Mirror” will, according to SAM, “consist of a monumental LED display that wraps around the Northwest corner of SAM’s building. The main component is a glass-covered band of projected images which dissolve into narrow columns of light” that run up and down the building.

The artist will shoot images around the region for the projection. The work was commissioned by art patron Bagley Wright before his death last year; installation is expected in early 2013.

Shown here is an image from the artist of how the completed installation will look. The imagery will change constantly.

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