Sunday, June 17, 2012

Near North [The Gold Coast - by Bernard Rosenthal]

The Gold Coast
by Bernard Rosenthal
Location: 1000 N Lake Shore Drive Bldg.

This 20-foot sculpture in bronze, represent people from African Gold Coast. I never understood what this sculpture represents, until I read the book, "A Guide to Chicago's Public Sculpture", by Ira J. Bach and mary Lackritz Gray. here's an excerpt..
"It is made up of stylized tribal warriors throwing spears and beating tom toms and women carrying water buckets on their heads. Above figures is a sunbrust".

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