Coronado Installs Actor-Artist Daniel Stern’s ‘Handstand’ Sculpture

CORONADO, CA (January 25, 2012) – The City of Coronado hopes a new piece of public art by actor-artist Daniel Stern installed Tuesday at the Coronado Community Center will provoke a sense of fun, surprise and good cheer for residents and visitors.

City Council members approved the temporary installation of the piece, titled “Handstand,” on December 20, 2011.  The sculpture is a man in a suit and hat standing on one hand.  After reviewing alternate sites, council members agreed with the Arts Commission’s initial recommendation of the Community Center location.

Stern, who may be best known for his role in the movie “Home Alone,” continues to act but has created many sculptures that have been exhibited around California.  Before Coronado, “Handstand” was part of the San Diego Unified Port District’s Urban Trees art program.

The 8-foot-tall bronze sculpture is mounted on top of a 12-foot-tall wall at 1845 Strand Way.  Stern is not charging the City for the loan of the artwork.  It will remain up for one year.

About the statue, Stern has said he hopes people see the artwork and “get a feeling of motion, joy, color, chaos, balance, humor, danger, possibilities and impossibilities.”

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Comment by chuck perkins on January 26, 2012 at 7:26am

Love it!

Comment by Marcie Dwaileebe on January 27, 2012 at 3:38pm

interesting location.... will have to go check this out in person!

Comment by Ed Weisbrod on January 30, 2012 at 12:34pm

That is great!

Comment by MIKE GAPP on January 30, 2012 at 4:41pm

'Seems completely inappropriate to me, where placed, but oh well.


Mike Gapp

Comment by Don Covington on January 30, 2012 at 6:30pm

I like it!

Comment by Tonia Accetta on January 30, 2012 at 7:05pm

this might cause a car accident 

Comment by Katie's Mom Mary Grace on January 30, 2012 at 9:22pm

This is a beautiful sculpture but.....a very strange place for it. The sculpture should be in town someplace where more people would see it. I see it every day but I believe more people would get to enjoy the sculpture in a different place. Maybe by the water fountain or near Spreckles Park?

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