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April 5, 2012 at 8:52 AM

‘Hammering Man’ gets a ‘Mirror’: New outdoor art at SAM

This is an image from the artist, showing what the proposed installation will look like.

“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.

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