This dramatic sculpture (16 feet wide x 2.75 inches deep x 10 feet high (pole 7.4 feet high)) – a profile of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., his arm outstretched – literally welcomes people to the King National Historic site at the southwest corner of Boulevard and Freedom Parkway. It was commissioned in 1996 by the Cultural Legacy Initiative, which brought major permanent works of art to Atlanta from Barcelona – the 1992 Summer Olympic city – as an Olympic cultural exchange. Cut and rolled from a solid plate of Cor-Ten steel, the sculpture is integrated into the bicycle and pedestrian path project linking Georgia Institute of Technology to Freedom Parkway.
Artist: Xavier Medina-Campeny (b. Barcelona, Spain, 1943, resides Barcelona)
City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs
Boulevard and Freedom Parkway, Atlanta Ga 30303
Robert Witherspoon, Project Supervisor, Public Art