paint torch

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Lenfest Plaza, Philadelphia, PA

51 ft


K&A Scope:

Fabricate one composite paintbrush 51 feet tall and paint glob, 6.5 feet tall, shop drawings, engineering, finish samples, steel armature, paint, shipping, installation supervision.



The Paint Torch is installed between the museum and art school protruding out towards Broad Street at a 60 degree angle. The tip of the brush and glob are translucent to accommodate an embedded LED system which glows at night.


Client: Pennsylvanian Academy of the Fine Arts

Artist: Claes Oldenburg

Lighting: Jen Lewin Studio

Installation: George Young Company