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RadishRose

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The statue is an iconic symbol of Wall Street.(AP: Mark Lennihan)

The artist who sculpted Charging Bull, the bronze statue in New York which became an iconic symbol of Wall Street, has died in his hometown in Italy at age 80 on Friday evening.

Di Modica had installed the bronze bull sculpture in New York's financial district without permission on the night of December 16, 1989. He left Sicily, at age 19 for Florence, where he studied at the Fine Arts Academy

At the time of his death, he was working on prototypes for a twin horse sculpture he planned to make for his home town

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Arturo Di Modica holding a small model of his Charging Bull sculpture.(AP: Craig Ruttle)

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02...-statue-artist-arturo-di-modica-dies/13176218
 

Kathleen’s Place

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Wisconsin
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The statue is an iconic symbol of Wall Street.(AP: Mark Lennihan)

The artist who sculpted Charging Bull, the bronze statue in New York which became an iconic symbol of Wall Street, has died in his hometown in Italy at age 80 on Friday evening.

Di Modica had installed the bronze bull sculpture in New York's financial district without permission on the night of December 16, 1989. He left Sicily, at age 19 for Florence, where he studied at the Fine Arts Academy

At the time of his death, he was working on prototypes for a twin horse sculpture he planned to make for his home town

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Arturo Di Modica holding a small model of his Charging Bull sculpture.(AP: Craig Ruttle)

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02...-statue-artist-arturo-di-modica-dies/13176218
What an interesting story!!! Would have loved to be with them that night in New York!! 😂
RIP Mr Di Modica
 

JonDouglas

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New England
Up in New Hampshire is the home, studio and grounds of sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907). The SIL and I rode up there some years back and photographed some of his works, which are displayed on his grounds. One of the most memorable was the work he did for the Shaw Memorial, which was a celebration of the Massachusetts' 54th Regiment of African-American Volunteers and their white Colonel Robert Shaw in the Civil War.



Two were made - the one above for his garden and the one in Boston Common. Below is his studio.



More sad and moving was the sculpture he did for a Mr. Henry Adams for the grave of his wife, Marian. Adams stipulated that the figure not be that of his wife, whose depression led her to commit suicide. As he often did, Saint-Gaudens also made a copy for his garden (shown below)

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Kathleen’s Place

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Location
Wisconsin
Up in New Hampshire is the home, studio and grounds of sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907). The SIL and I rode up there some years back and photographed some of his works, which are displayed on his grounds. One of the most memorable was the work he did for the Shaw Memorial, which was a celebration of the Massachusetts' 54th Regiment of African-American Volunteers and their white Colonel Robert Shaw in the Civil War.



Two were made - the one above for his garden and the one in Boston Common. Below is his studio.



More sad and moving was the sculpture he did for a Mr. Henry Adams for the grave of his wife, Marian. Adams stipulated that the figure not be that of his wife, whose depression led her to commit suicide. As he often did, Saint-Gaudens also made a copy for his garden (shown below)

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Beautiful! But you are right...the one for the grave is very sad. Lonely almost😢
 

JonDouglas

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New England
Below is some African art that was on display.



It is in the collection of Gordon Lankton, former (motorcycle) adventure rider, author, company chairman and CEO, industry icon and art collector. Below is another interesting, but somewhat more sinister, piece.



I had the honor of meeting with Gordon some years ago.



Gordon is another one of life's class act gentlemen. He also has, BTW, perhaps the world's greatest collections of Russian icons outside of Russia. Those are the subject for a later post on art.
 

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