Sculptures by Arnaldo Pomodoro seen at United Nations, NY, New York - Sphere within Sphere
Sculptures by Arnaldo Pomodoro seen at United Nations, NY, New York - Sphere within Sphere

Sphere within Sphere

At United Nations, NY, Pomodoro created one of his most beautiful pieces called “Sphere Within Sphere” (Sfera con Sfera). Recast many times, Sfera con Sfera is a bronze monumental sculpture that can be seen in various famous places. It is an enormous metal sphere with a cracked surface revealing an intricate interior with another cracked sphere inside.

Meet the Creator

"Is an Italian sculptor. He was born in Morciano, Romagna, Italy. He currently lives and works in Milan. His brother, Giò Pomodoro (1930–2002) was also a sculptor.

Pomodoro designed a controversial fiberglass crucifix for the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The piece is topped with a fourteen-foot diameter crown of thorns which hovers over the figure of Christ.

Some of Pomodoro's Sphere Within Sphere (Sfera con Sfera) can be seen in the Vatican Museums, Trinity College, Dublin, the United Nations Headquarters and Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, the de Young Museum in San Francisco, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, American Republic Insurance Company in Des Moines, Iowa, the Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus, Ohio, the University of California, Berkeley, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia, and the Tel Aviv University, Israel."

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