Hold your engagement and winter formal photo plans. The LOVE sculpture that is a must-stop for capturing moments of affection among Iowans will be leaving — but only for a little while.
Created by American Pop artist Robert Indiana and located in the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park, LOVE will be moved temporarily to another location Tuesday.
According to Jordan Powers, the Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Des Moines Art Center, the LOVE sculpture is taking a brief hiatus because “the pedestal under the sculpture is not up to the quality that the art center would like it to be.” Powers noted that she was informed about the construction of a new pedestal last week.
The pedestal will be redone entirely, but due to concrete being used, cold weather will be a deciding factor on how soon the pedestal can be finished. However, LOVE is expected to return to its downtown home in just a few weeks.
Des Moines Arts Installation team, which installed the sculpture, also will move the statue to an undisclosed location while the new pedestal is installed. The 1,300-pound sculpture made its debut at the park in July.
► Previously: Iconic ‘LOVE’ sculpture unveiled in downtown Des Moines
Sierra Porter covers entertainment for the Des Moines Register. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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