Phallic gourds replace iPad tortoises on roof of Aspen Art Museum

Phallic gourds replace iPad tortoises on roof of Aspen Art Museum
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By Andrew Travers

A pair of suggestive concrete sculptures of squashes have filled the space once occupied by three much-ballyhooed iPad-clad tortoises in the rooftop sculpture garden of the Aspen Art Museum, in the new downtown building’s first exhibition changes since it opened in August. The cast concrete sculptures by London-based artist Sarah Lucas, named “Florian” and “Kevin,” are one of two new exhibitions now on display at the museum. Work by Lutz Bacher ­— replacing museum architect Shigeru Ban’s “Humanitarian Architecture” display in the second-floor gallery — also opened this week. Bacher’s show includes 29 ink-on-paper drawings made in Aspen and a …

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