Homage to King

This dramatic sculpture, a profile of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., his arm outstretched, welcomes people to the King National Historic Site at the southwest corner of Boulevard and Freedom Parkway. It was commissioned by the Cultural Legacy Initiative, which brought major permanent public works of art to Atlanta from Barcelona, which hosted the 1992 Summer Olympics, as an Olympic cultural exchange. The sculpture is cut and rolled from plate steel.

Artist Xavier Medina-Campeny’s work often references the human figure using a geometric style. He works with absence and presence in his materials to create pieces that highlight both narrative and form.

From the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs website

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Homage to King, Freedom Park Trail, Atlanta, GA 30307




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