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Koons sculpture a ‘historic moment’ for Sacramento art

Shelly Willis signed for quite a package earlier this month. It was 18 feet tall, weighed 11,000 pounds and was worth $8 million. The delivery of artist Jeff Koons’ sculpture outside the new Golden 1 Center was the culmination of a nearly two-year journey in which Willis and others maneuvered political minefields, juggled the wants and criticisms of local artists, and raised the cash to support the largest investment in public art this city has ever seen.

City Beat

Land Park art show makes a comeback

Bob Androvich hosted wildly popular art shows in his Land Park home, until the city threatened to fine him. An inspector said he couldn’t sell art from his home without a permit. Now he’s back with a show this week, while promising not to sell any art.

Marcos Breton

Farmworkers give up day’s pay to see leaders say ‘no se puede’

On Thursday, the California Assembly was supposed to vote on the bill to grant farmworkers overtime pay, but put it off, disappointing those who left the fields for a day to see history made. Instead they witnessed a process that shows their time and money aren’t valued yet. Strong leadership will make it happen. A lack of leadership delayed it.

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Sacramento arena artist is an edgy veteran of city's scene

Gale Hart's been painting, bending and blasting her work on the central city grid since the 1970s. Some refer to her as Sacramento’s Godmother of Contemporary Art.
Ryan Lillis The Sacramento Bee
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Sacramento arena artist is an edgy veteran of city's scene

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Darrell Steinberg set new spending record in Sacramento mayoral race