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
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
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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