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Civic Fame (La corona de cinco puntas)

Civic Fame (La corona de cinco puntas)

Mixmedia handmade collage on Medium Density Fibreboard

60 x 42 cm



Private collection, London


Cless at Cinders Gallery


CUTTERS: An Exhibition of International Collage

October 16 - November 15, 2009

Cinders Gallery

103 Havemeyer St. Brooklyn, NY 11211

Wed-Sun 1-7pm

Opening Reception: Friday, October 16, 7-10pm

Curated by James Gallagher


Civic Fame was commissioned by the City to celebrate the five boroughs uniting to become the City of New York. Adolph A. Weinman (1870-1952), designed the statue, perched atop the tower of the Manhattan Municipal Building, as well as the relief sculptures on the lower floors of the building. Civic Fame is a grand figure three times life size, of gilded copper supported on an iron skeleton. In construction she is similar to that of the Statue of Liberty, and like the Statue of Liberty she bears the emblems of her role: A shield with the coat of arms of the City, a branch of leaves, and "mural" crown that is a crown with five crenellations as of a City wall, representing the five boroughs of the City. Also on the crown are dolphins, symbolizing New York's maritime setting.


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Uploaded on September 30, 2009