Public Art Dedication
The dedication for SAS’s new Public Art Ziggyʼs Sister, 2000 by Alfred Newman (Al) Beadle will begin at 10am on Saturday morning, February 22nd on the front lawn of the School. An informal small reception will follow the dedication. Please join us. This event is open to the public.
– Ziggy’s Sister, 2000, by Alfred Newman (Al) Beadle (1927-1988), a blue painted steel sculpture now at the Historic Loloma School, (3720 N. Marshall Way) which houses the Scottsdale Artists’ School. The sculpture is 96” high, 52” wide, and 36” deep. The artwork is an anonymous gift in honor of the Beadle Family. The sculpture was installed, September 2019 on the north side of the Loloma property.
There are three sister sculptures in all. One is located at a private residence in Phoenix, Arizona. The other Ziggy’s Sister done in the color red and resides in Prescott, Arizona.
Al Beadle was considered one of the most important architects of the Post-WWII generation in the Phoenix area. He began his career as designer and builder in Phoenix in 1950, designing single family houses, multi-family complexes, high-rise apartment buildings and other office buildings. His approach has always included simple modernism with affordability and good design.
His archive documenting more than forty years in architecture is at Arizona State University’s Library of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design. His architectural projects nearly always came with one of his sculptures on the property, usually in red, yellow, or rusting steel. The sculpture at SAS is one of two sculptures he painted blue, the other is at Upper Iowa University.