NEWS & PUBLICATIONS
In praise of developer hubris (sometimes)
Sangiacomo’s Trinity Place courtyard ‘a landscape of surprises’
Venus, San Francisco's Tallest Statue, Opens to the Public
Stainless Steel 'Venus de Milo' Soars 92 Feet Above SoMa
Massive sculpture of Venus debuts in San Francisco
92-foot 'Venus,' now San Francisco's tallest statue, opens to the public
Venus, a MidMarket nine-story statue, opens to the public
Plaza With Tallest Sculpture In The City Opens Today At Eighth And Mission
San Francisco’s Newest Sculpture, Venus, Is Nearly As Tall As the Statue of Liberty
New 92-Foot Statue, Tallest in the City, Unveiled in Downtown San Francisco
92-foot 'Venus,' only slightly shorter than the Statue of Liberty, unveiled in SF
Massive Statue Being Raised In San Francisco’s SoMa Reaches Milestone
Construction Begins on Venus—the Tallest Statue in San Francisco
China Daily March 17, 2014. Giant panda scales Chengdu Mall. Gan Tian Feature article on Fine Life.
"I am here" project in Chengdu, China
February 2014.“Lawrence Argent” Feature article.
Vol.12 Issue 3. Style Makers. “Lawrence Argent”
Dallas Morning News
May 23, 2014, “Craig and Kathryn Hall pull a huge rabbit out of their hat for California winery” Cheryl Hall
August 30, 2013, Sculpture Refers to affection for City. Amy Saunders.
Big Issue, Taiwan
July 2013 Issue. Feature on p 18 -19 “Lawrence Argent” Taipai, Taiwan. Ching-Fen Pai
Colorado Homes and Lifestyles Magazine
April 24, 2013 “ The Peoples Sculptor”, Hilary Maswell Oswald.
Nashville Arts Magazine
October 12, 2012 “ Lawrence Argent Reflects on Nashville”, Geoffrey Aldridge
500 x Art in Public: Masterpieces from the Ancient World to the Present
Chris van Uffelen 2011 Publisher – Braun Publishing AG, Switzerland. ISBN 978-3-03768-080-3
I See What You Mean
March /April 2011, Taipai, Taiwan , Joshua Peng pages 90 - 92
La Vie Magazine
Add Value Add Art
A public art resource guide for developers
Fentress Architects Book
Scupture + Public Architecture - Artist Lawrence Argent paints and works in photo-based imagery, but he is known primarily for his provocative sculptures and installations around the world.
Art remains fixture in public spaces
"But some critics object to the price, or just the piece" - by Maria Recio
Public art projects face budget woes, some controversy
"Alexandria, VA. -- Maybe it was the fairy. Or it may have been the toad. But the combination of a fairy riding a toad..."
"I see what you mean"
The Rabbit Takes Flight
The big red rabbit is in town, and it's an eyeful. After months of assembly, the 56-foot-olong aluminum sculpture called "Leap" now hangs in its spot at the Center of Sacramento International Airport's new Terminal.
Rabbit Sculpture Plan Has Some Hopping Mad
The county's approval this week of a prominent, red rabbit sculpture for the new Sacramento airport terminal sparked consternation, some chuckles, and plenty of questions among Bee readers.
Big Red Rabbit Could Brighten Up Terminal
Public art lovers and critics alike are about to see red at the airport - big time. Designs for a massive leaping red rabbit will be presented this week for approval as the centerpiece art in Sacramento International Airport's new terminal...
Denver's Unconventional Art, Ready for the Convention
Lawrence Argent's "I See What You Mean," at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. The city is showcasing its growing art scene to visitors at the Democratic National Convention.
Lawrence Argent and Scott Rella
Lawrence Argent and Scott Rella's Verdant Meadows, a first-time collaboration between the two artists, brings humor and magic to winter in Vail.
The Washington Times
Appropriately named "I See What You Mean,"the bear stands on its hind legs in the grass along 14th Street, leaning forward and seeming to press its forepaws and snout against the glasswalled Colorado Convention Center like a curious, if fantastically overgrown, child striving for a better view inside...
Frozen Works of Art Light up Vail
Seventeen giant blades of grass dot the landscape along Gore Creek in Vail. Each blade, sculpted from a series of 300-pound blocks of ice, is between 10 and 15 feet high.
"Ghost Trolley" is smart as well as accessible, a difficult pair of attributes for any artist to juggle but exactly what's called for in a public sculpture - something Argent apparently understands.
DU sculptor brings past to life with 'Ghost Trolley'
Besides bringing a piece of the past to life, Argent says he "wanted to play creatively and affect the visual language." He did so by designing the sculpture to look . for a moment when traveling either east or west . like a full sized trolley car.
Ghost of Aurora's past may star in revival
Motorists on East Colfax Avenue may find themselves doing a double take next year, swearing they'd seen a trolley car in the median.
A Tale of an Artist and a Big Blue Bear
A mention of the monumental sculpture at 14th Street and Speer Boulevard in Denver is likely to elicit the response: "I love that bear!" The sculpture in question is DU Associate Professo Lawrence Argent's...
Portrait of the Artist as a Blue Bear
Despite his critical and professional success in America, part of Argent is still a foreigner, which might explain the genesis of some of the ideas in his latest work. Argent's four-storey high, blue bear sculpture, I See What You Mean, is also an outsider looking in. Argent chose his bear as a symbol of the Rocky Mountain region, but positioned it to look into the glass façade of the recently expanded Denver Convention Center to reference the curiosity that locals may experience, if they should wonder just what visitors are getting up to inside. In another distortion of tradition, this piece appears to look at people, rather than people looking at the art.
Lawrence Argent creates benches that talk, grass that is forever green,and pillows out of stone. An artist who finds the edge in even the most universal of objects, Argent has created large-scale approximations of testicles out of street-sweeping brushes and eerie suitcases out of glass...
The artist beneath it all
For most of his dozen years in Denver, Lawrence Argent lived a relatively low key artist's life...
Lawrence Argent strikes the right note with "I See What You Mean."
You can't miss one of downtown's newest public sculptures: It's blue, it's gigantic and it's a bear. "I See What You Mean," created by well-known Denver artist Lawrence Argent, is part of the multi-million-dollar art program associated with the expansion of the Colorado Convention Center...
The Digital Stone Project
Lawrence Argent included mouths scanned from life models and made huge in Whispers
Lawrence Argent gives Denver a new mascot
To Argent, as to many, the Convention Center was mysterious. Passing it on Speer he often thought, "What's going on in there?" That curiosity, what Argent describes as "that inquisitive component," planted the seed for multifarious questions...
Composite Sculpture bears a Second Look
On June 23, composite sculpture was big news in Denver...in moreways then one...
Dozens of exhibits extend into January
Perhaps most surprising is work by Lawrence Argent, known for sculpture and installations that feature impeccable craftsmanship and a subtext that borders on subversion...
Superlight, Superstrong, and Superlarge
Perhaps that's why the Melbourne-bred artist Lawrence Argent...worked with FRPs to produce a 40-foot-tall blue bear...
Bear sculpture to peer into convention center
As construction of the Colorado Convention Center expansion enters its final stages, plans are underway to install a 40- foot-tall, 10,000-pound, lapis blue bear that will peer into the windows above a main entrance along 14th Street...