"Conversation Piece", Doris C. Freedman Plaza, Central Park
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Conversation Piece, Doris C. Freedman Plaza
All photos:
Roving Rube
'03 Apr 12

Editor's Notes:

Often one will see Public Art Fund sculpture exhibitions on this "Doris C. Freedman" Plaza which is located at the southeast entrance to Central Park.

"The Plaza is dedicated to the memory and vision of Doris Chanin Freedman (1928-1981), the founder of Public Art Fund. Ms. Freedman was an active member of numerous community and educational organizations, and served as New York City's first Director of Cultural Affairs, as well as the President of the Municipal Art Society. She worked to establish New York City's Percent for Art legislation, devoting her energies to enrich the public environment." (from a Mayor Bloomberg press release)

Details of Juan Muñoz's "Conversation Piece" can be found on the PAF site.

Fig. 3 shows an earlier exibition on the Freedman Plaza, Keith Edmier's "Emil Dobbelstein and Henry J. Drope, 1944". Unlike most military memorials, which are heroic and larger then life, this depicts Mr. Edmier's grandfathers and is only 3/4 scale. It is justly described as "uncanny" on PAF's site.

The Edmier piece was part of last year's Whitney Bienniel and was the first time that scupture was placed inside the park. Two other works from last year were covered on NYCJPG on 2/23/02 and 3/12/02.

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