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Allegheny Landing, between the Roberto Clemente and Andy Warhol bridges

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Aluminum, Allegheny Landing, Riverfront, Carnegie Museum of Art, City of Pittsburgh

Artwork Type

Permanent, Sculpture



The Forks

1984


Isaac Witkin



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Owner Carnegie Museum of Art
ADA Services This sculpture is located on the sidewalk. The adjacent curbs have curb cuts to allow for wheelchair access.

This cast-aluminum sculpture references the confluence of Pittsburgh's three rivers: the Allegheny, the Monongahela, and the Ohio. The cluster of forks reflects the impact of the rivers on Pittsburgh's economic development, including the molten metal that was once made in the city's riverfront mills. 

Isaac Witkin (1936-2006) was an abstract sculptor. Born in Johannesburg, he spent much of his youth in the United Kingdom, where he attended St. Martin's School of Art. He became a U.S. citizen in 1970. He worked with steel, fiberglass, and bronze to create his abstract forms.