Legacy Park’s Newest Addition

The Anchor for Malibu by Emanuel Hatzofe, photo by Taylor Tomlinson

The Anchor for Malibu by Emanuel Hatzofe, photo by Taylor Tomlinson

A new sculpture called The Anchor for Malibu was unveiled at the Legacy Park on July 25th. Donated by Malibu citizen Dan Sandel in 2017, the sculpture adds another focal point for the park.  The Anchor for Malibu was created in 2004 by Emanuel Hatzofe, an Isreli sculptor. He made it inside his studio in Tel Aviv, Israel. According to the City of Malibu, Mr. Sandel paid Mr. Hatzofe a visit in his studio back in 2005. While he intended the purchase the anchor for his Malibu home, he recently has decided to donate the sculpture to the city. The monstrous sculpture weighs 3300 pounds and is six feet and five inches tall. 

Community members gathered to be the first to see the anchor in its new home at the Dedication Ceremony. According to the Malibu Times, the event featured many dignified and celebrated Malibuites. One of the attendees was the Malibu City Poet Laureate Ellen Reich, who read a poem to commemorate the occasion. Guests were also treated to light refreshments. The Anchor for Malibu is a win for arts and culture in Malibu. Malibuites can go visit the Anchor for Malibu in Legacy Park. MM

Holly Bieler