Paley Stairway Sculptures
Located in Wortham Center, 501 Texas @ Smith, in downtown Houston.
Paley Stairway Sculptures are decorative, ribbon-like sculptures flowing gracefully on either side of the Wortham Center front entrance escalators. Muted pale green, mauve, orange and purple are the dominant colors in these magnificent stairway sculptures, which mark the artist's first use of color in his steel sculpture work. Collectively, the Stairway Sculptures weigh 30 tons. Some of the individual pieces of art have as many as 400 pieces of steel. Albert Paley, the American artist, completed the sculpture in 1987.
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Pair of Horses • Paley Stairway Sculptures • Planter and Stems I • Planter and Stems II • Points of View • Quilting Party • Seven Wonders • Sounds of the Past • Sweeney Clock • Synchonicity of Color • Water Screen • Water Table • Wayfinding Sign • Wortham Fountains