Jonathon Borofsky’s “Clown Ballerina” (1989) in Venice Beach, CA

Jonathon Borofsky's

From Borofsky’s website:

…Ballerina Clown was fabricated in 1989 out of aluminum, steel, fiberglass and an electric motor that activates the extended kicking leg….This sculpture is an accommodation or resolution of opposites in one. Not only does this image bring the male and female together into one figure, but also, two opposite types of performers are represented: the formal classical ballet dancer and the traditional street performer…this public sculpture pushes the envelope in “taste”, but if you have ever walked the Venice Boardwalk on a Sunday afternoon, you might understand why this figure is right at home.

Here’s another view of the dancing beauty.

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