Sunny skies and relatively warm temperatures Friday helped make for a smooth de-installation of Xavier Veilhan’s The Bear sculpture from the plinth at 21st and Q. The Bear will now begin a long journey back to it’s permanent home in the Northwest. During his time here, the Bear cheerfully welcomed visitors to the Phillips – we are a little sad to say goodbye.
Protecting the Bear with layers of soft cotton cloth.
Almost ready to go.
Preparing to lift the Bear from its base.
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Phillips preparators deinstall Rymans' gargantuan blossom and stem. Photos: Trish Waters and Cecilia Wichmann
After an unseasonably warm winter, Washington got a chill this week. Coincidence that the cold comes on just as we’re saying good-bye to a certain, summery blossom? In spite of a slight warm up today and through the weekend, we prefer to think not.