Saturday, June 10, 2017

Headless Firmin added to Saatchi Arts

This 2017 drawing of a medieval statue of St. Firmin is now available.

St. Firmin is wooden statue of a decapitated medieval catholic martryr that is on display at the Met.

As stated in the Met's description

'Saint Firmin was a fourth-century missionary who became the first bishop of Amiens and the patron saint of that city.'

and that as a consequence of popular violence during the French Revolution

[the statue comes into the Met's collection] from 'the destroyed bishop’s palace at Amiens'

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Works from the Anna Pierrepont Series on sale on Saatchi Art

Works that are incorporated in the lectures, pictorial essays and exhibitions associated with the Anna Pierrepont Series are now on sale at Saatchi Art. Please consider supporting the project by purchasing a drawing or painting from Saatchi Arts featured in the Blog and other publications.

The works will be delivered ready to display...they are visually striking, created on site so each is completely unique and are images of public statues are often central to remarkable narratives about the fate of artworks placed in public places.

Saatchi Arts also enables purchase of print versions of the artworks at a lower price point than originals.

I thank you for your continued interest in the Anna Pierrepont Series and also acknowledge the nearly five thousand visits to the blog since it was launched.

This is the link to the Anna Pierrepont Series on Saatchi Art


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Speaking through the City: The Eviction(s) of the Triumph of Civic Virtue over Unrighteousness presented to the Society of Old Brooklynites, Boro Hall, Brooklyn on June 6th, 2017

On Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 in a posh conference room at Brooklyn Boro Hall, I told the tale of the double evictions (in drawings, paintings and words) of Frederick William MacMoines' notorious statue 'the Triumph of Civic Virtue over Unrighteousness' that was installed and then evicted from City Hall Park in Manhattan and packed off to far off Kew Gardens, Queens before being evicted a second time to Green-Wood cemetery near my home in December 2012.

I used the evictions(s) to illuminate current contests embroiling the installation of 'Fearless Girl' in the Battery in Manhattan and removal of confederate monuments in New Orleans during the early days of the reign of the Pied Piper of American Decline.

The presentation was given to the Society of Old Brooklynites and I thank them for this platform and for their engaged response to my talk. I attach a link to the pdf of the remarks and images that also frame the eviction(s) in the scholarship of Public Art Historian Rosalind Deutsche