Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Queens sculptor recreates a classic scene
From Interactive Journalism:
Queens-based artist Sergio Furnari has stayed afloat during the recession by working on projects abroad.
But Furnari got another chance to create an American icon on American soil when two Indiana restaurateurs commissioned a remake of his life-sized sculpture of 11 ironworkers eating lunch on beam during the construction of Rockefeller Center, which is based on a 1932 photograph.
The sculpture will be installed on top of a 1920s-themed restaurant in Valparaiso, Indiana called Industrial Revolution, which is set to open in February 2010.