Searching for information on public sculpture that may have been disposed of
- Hi everyone,
I am wondering if anyone might be able to help me track down information
on a sculpture/reflecting pool that was installed at the Zablocki
library in the `60s as part of the percent for art program. It is called
"Man Truly Unchained and Unshackled" or "Bill of Rights" and was created
by George Adams Dietrich.
I've had a tip that the piece may have been disposed of improperly, and
I am trying to check that out.
Dietrich (b. 1905) is an important artist, a student and teacher of the
Layton School (there is a passage about him in Diane Buck's book). I am
told that the artwork is owned by the library and funded through the One
Percent program at a cost of $25,000 in 1963. It was apparently surveyed
in the early 1990s and found to be in need of "urgent treatment."
Do any of you know the work? Travel frequently to that library? Perhaps
remember when it was taken down?
Any assistance you can offer would be greatly appreciated,
Mary Louise Schumacher
art and architecture critic
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
P.O. Box 661
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0661
Art City blog: www.jsonline.com/links/artcity
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