A Real Bear of an Installation

The Bear Arrives

Installing Veilhan sculpture

Xavier Veilhan’s The Bear, 2010, emerges from its crate with help of art handlers and preparators, moves towards the sculpture pad, and is finally secured and unwrapped. Vesela Sretenovic, curator of modern and contemporary art, and her son marvel at the sight. Photos: Amy Wike and Sarah Osborne Bender

The first work of Xavier Veilhan’s first major museum show in the United States has really arrived. On a beautiful fall day, a small army of art handlers, observed by a small army of museum employees and neighbors, unpacked a giant, faceted, glossy, Ferrari red, resin bear from it’s crate, escorted it down the sidewalk, and placed it on our premier sculpture pad at the corner of 21st and Q Streets. More intriguing works from Veilhan are on the way.