BIENNALE IN JAPAN TOKIO JAPAN
THE HAKONE OPEN-AIR MUSEUM
THE 2nd FUJISANKEY BIENNALE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION FOR CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE
EXCELLENT MAQUETES IN COMPETITION EXHIBITION
Jean Claude Rigaud entry # 10046  Hiatian American.
Your application to the open competition has passed the 1st round of judging. You are one of 744 applicants representing 52 Countries that have been selected by the Biennale judges to proceed to the next round of judging. Following the 2nd round of judging “Object In Space” painted steel made the final among 103 works to participate in the Biennale at the Hakone Open-Air Museum.

MIAMI DADE COUNTY ART IN PUBLIC PLACES
BROWNSVILLE METRORAIL STATION
’Optical Illusion’
Haitian-born Rigaud created this undulating, spiraling sculpture to be viewed and appreciated from many different perspectives. Using a red spiral and three white circular forms, the artist produced an optical and spacial illusion that evolves with the viewer’s changing perspective. While Optical Illusion appears to be a simple red spiral with three white forms when seen from either side, the three white circular forms create a target-like illusion of one large disc within a red ring when viewed from either end.

MIAMI DADE COUNTY ART IN PUBLC PLACES
BROWNSVILLE METRORAIL STATION
Station’s ’Optical Illusion’ isn’t a mirage
THE MIAMI HERALD April 15
By Ellyn Ferguson
Herald Staff Writer
Jean Claude Rigaud stood in the shadow of the Brownville Metrorail Station and smile broadly at his creation. “what do you think? he asked. He then quickly answered his own question: “Fantastic”
The object of Jean Claude’s affection is a spiraling sculpture made of Cor-ten steel painted red and white, the second piece of art installed on the north leg of Dade County’s $ 1 billion elevated transit rail. The 2,000 pounds work, dominates the corner of NW 27th Avenue and 54th Street. Street-side art aficionados at Pat’s Grocery and Market generally like the abstract Optical Illusion at Brownsville.
“ I think it’s beautiful. It looks real nice just the way it is,” they said. Pat’s owner, said it took him several weeks to fully appreciate the artwork. “it grew on me. I think it’s a fine piece of art. I think it’ll be beautiful once they get it landscaped.”

MIAMI DADE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS
MIAMI DADE COUNTY ART IN PUBLIC PLACES
GOLDEN GLADES BRANCH LIBRARY
“Prosperity” 2007 Painted Aluminum
Sited on the west lawn of the Golden Glades Branch Library Prosperity pays tribute to the library system with a lofty red, white and blue sculpture soaring 15 feet into the air. Prosperity serves as a welcoming sign to visitors of the library and clearly defines the premises of the building for motorists and pedestrians.

DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY DDA
ART IN THE DOWNTOWN FORT LAUDERDALE FLORIDA
2000-2008 FIVE SCULPTURES ON DISPLAY AROUND DOWNTOWN
“Composition In Diamond” DDA Plaza Andrew Ave / Las Olas Blvd relocated at The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum Sculpture Park Florida International University Sculpture Park; Miami, FL.
“Whirly Gig” 350 Las Olas Centre, Las Olas Blvd relocated at  The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum Sculpture Park Florida International University Sculpture Park; Miami, FL.
“Flying Object” Broward County Judicial Complex (Courthouse) 201 SE 6 ST relocated at Gulf Coast Museum of Art; Largo, FL.
“Symphony in C-Minor” Broward County Courthouse 540 SE 3rd Ave.
“Composition in Square” Corporate Center 110 SE 1st ST.

DOWNTOWN MIAMI
ART IN THE DOWNTOWN
INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE EXHIBITION IN BRICKELL BUILDINGS
THE MIAMI HERALD December 23
“SCULPTURE SALES BOOMING ON BRICKELL AVE”
‘It’s an ongoing program and we are looking to expand it. Until the art is sold, it’s there for everyone to view, and adds to the pleasure of being on Brickell.’
Richard E. Friend
President, Brickell Area Association

A unique art gallery concept, traveling sculptures in foyers of Brickell Ave businesses appears to be paying off. Swire Properties officials say they bought “Sunshine“ by Jean Claude Rigaud a metal sculpture painted bright red, and another piece titled “Conception” by Jean Claude Rigaud for the Courvoisier Property because the pieces matched the architectural design. “We found that after living with the pieces a little while, we ended up liking them,”
By Joanne Cavanaugh
Herald Staff Writer

“Zephyr” a stainless steel kinetic sculpture was also purchased by Swire Properties Officials

DOWNTOWN MIAMI
1550 BRICKELL AVE   MONUMENTAL COMMISSIONS 
2008 Jean Claude was commissioned by the Builder to create two outdoor sculptures for the property.
“Windsurfing” a bright red aluminum sculpture for the front lawn of the south bldg.
“Relaxation” another piece for the gym & rental office bldg swimming pool site.

DOWNTOWN WEST PALM BEACH
PALM BEACH COUNTY CULTURE COUNCIL
CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE IN WEST PALM BEACH
THE SUN POST Page 17 July 25
Rigaud is an abstract sculptor his metal sculptures skillfully relate geometric found forms in mostly vertical works that always have a sense of monumentality.”
By James A. Cuchiara
Contributing writer

Jean Claude Rigaud a well known sculptor in South Florida, is holding an exhibition of his work at the Sculpture Center in downtown West Palm Beach. The Sculpture Center is located in a glass and steel structure separated by a tiled plaza from the Esperante Building.
Rigaud is an abstract sculptor. His metal sculptures have always a sense of monumentality.
There is moreover a late work in stainless steel called “Zephyr“. This nearly 14 foot high sculpture is the centerpiece of the show. It appears to be the culmination of years of development and marks a new phase for this talented sculptor. The impact this work had on me was due to the organic function of the triangles, rectangles and circles, not easily achieved except by a talented artist. This assemblage was topped by two wind-moved triangles blades that revolved horizontally, parallel or oppositional, but always harmoniously. I was reminded of Rigaud’s extensive engineering background and his experience with metals. This work is not a matter of gears meshing together, it is not that king of harmony. It is the harmony of metallic geometry, which I had not experienced before. This makes for a purity of aesthetic experience.
Rigaud’s work calls to mind Brancusi, Arp, Mondrian, and for mobility, Calder. Jean Claude has exhibited in South Florida and elsewhere. He also has work in many private collections throughout the western world.

PALM BEACH COMMUNITY COLLEGE
SUBJECT: EXHIBIT ARTIST/COORDINATOR AGREEMENT
Please let me begin by taking a moment to tell you how much we have appreciated the opportunity of exhibiting your sculpture here at the Campus of Palm Beach Community College. “The Owl” has generated numerous positive comments from faculty, staff, students and visitors since its placement here.
My office has recently renewed the fine arts coverage on this piece and have been requested by our District Purchasing Office to forward the Attached/Coordinator Agreement to you for processing. We have completed the required information and ask for you to read, sign, and return the agreement to my attention at your earliest convenience.

Joseph E. Bukowski, Ed.D
Provost

p.s. “The Owl” is a bird distinguished by soft plumage witch permits noiseless flights: applied figuratively to a person of solemn appearance having or showing knowledge and intelligence.
“The Owl” 156 x 60 x 63in. Painted steel 1999 (relocated)

LOWE ART MUSEUM
Public Sculpture Program
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCULPTURE GARDEN
“Composition in circumference”
57 x 57 x 27in Painted steel 1981
Collection of the Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami
Gift of Dr. Maurice Rich
Location: Pentland Tower

The sculpture and the artwork of two other Artists made the cover of the Sculpture Garden Guide.
2011 Sculpture Garden Guide.
Long renowned for its lush tropical beauty, the University of Miami campus has in recent years become home to a fine developing sculpture garden. Thanks to the generosity of several donors – and to the efforts of the Lowe Art Museum and many other members of the University community more than two dozen sculptures by respected local, regional, national, and international artists have been placed at key focal points around campus. Varying dramatically in scale and style, these striking outdoor works of art serve to attract, delight, and engage members of the University community – and the thousands of people who visit the Coral Gables campus each year.

The Lowe Art Museum has  always had an outdoor sculpture component on the grounds of the Museum. In 2001, the University Administration formally initiated the expansion of this outdoor component to the entire campus that would be professionally managed and coordinated by the Lowe Art Museum staff. The future growth and care of the collection is predicated on  the continuing professional management of the collection by our Museum professionals. Through careful curatorial evaluation, the Lowe Art Museum will seek out and acquire new works in various media that will allow the collection continued growth as an important art resource.

This guide is designed to help visitors easily locate and identify the works of art currently installed on campus. We hope you enjoy discovering the University of Miami’s outstanding collection of outdoor sculptures, which – just like the magnificent natural setting in which they make their home – will continue to grow in the years to come.

Brian Dursum
Director, Lowe Art Museum
University of Miami

VERO BEACH MUSEUM OF ART 

This is to follow up on the long-term loan of one of the sculptures in the current exhibition of your work. Would it be possible to keep “Musical Instrument” here for one year? If it is okay with you, we can have the loan begin August 2000 and end September 2001.  I have taken the liberty of filling out the paperwork for the loan of this work. A copy of the agreement, countersigned by Executive Director John Lofgren, will be returned to you for your records.  I look forward to having one of your sculptures on display at the Museum throughout the year.
Ellen E. Fischer 
Curator

“Musical Instrument”
102 x 34 x 28in. Lacquered steel 1996
Collection Vero Beach Museum Of Art Gift of David Miller

FORT LAUDERDALE MUSEUM OF ART
I very much admired your work in the Competition. It really stood out and made a deep impression on me. I would love to have it for our collection. In this context I am requesting that you consider donating “Turtle” to our collection. But you would have a work in our collection and It would be shown in our galleries every year or so. I appreciate your considering this request and will understand if you decline but I very much hope that you decide to give this work to us.
Dr. Kenworth W. Moffett
Director

“Turtle”
30 x 24 x 27in. Painted Steel
Collection Museum Of Art Fort Lauderdale
Gift of The Artist

 
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