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Endangered Species Exhibit In Dag Hammarskjold Plaza

For those who have been missing the two cows that graced Dag Hammarskjold Plaza last summer, help is on the way. From December 2000 until May 2001 the Endangered Species Sculptures Safari - New York will be on view in the plaza in front of the fence of the Katharine Hepburn Garden.

Endangered Species Sculptures Safari is the work of British sculptor Stephen Vince, who has an international reputation as both artist and environmentalist. He developed the 'lineout' form for the transparent sculptures that represent the animals that are disappearing from the earth. The photos shown here are from an installation Vince did in Switzerland. He will be reproducing these sculptures for Dag Hammarskjold Plaza.
The exhibit will include an elephant, crocodile, baby egret, cheetah, impala, eagle, rhino, woodstork and three tigers. There will be 14 'lineout' sculptures cast in stainless and mild steel.

The sculptures will range between two and 18 feet in height, and from four to 10 feet in width. The total weight of the show (including bases) is estimated to be 1,000 pounds.

The exhibit is being organized by the World Council of Peoples for the United Nations, who, with the artist's agent, G&O Art, will be responsible for installing and removing the exhibit as well as restoring the landscape and repairing any damage that might occur.

The Turtle Bay Association has gone to some length to endorse this project.

Friends of Dag Hammarskjold Plaza president, Anne Saxon-Hersh, is enthusiastic about the project and endorses it as one of quality, scope, and merit. She says "the global significance of the theme is quite appropriate to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, considering the international community that uses the park."

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