Monday, April 9, 2018

Realistic Object Sculpture: Pumpkin by Yayoi Kusama - NY, NY

Pumpkin
New York, NY


N 40° 45.674 W 073° 59.931



Short Description: 

A sculpture of a Yayoi Kusama pumpkin is located in front of the Sky Building at 605 W 42nd St, New York, NY.

Long Description:

A 94.875" by 92.5" by 92.5" bronze sculpture of a pumpkin, decorated with a bronze covering, was created by Yayoi Kusama in 2014. According to the artist, who is famous for her sculptures of pumpkins in this style:



"It seems that pumpkins do not inspire much respect. But I was enchanted by their charming and winsome form. What appealed to me most was the pumpkin's generous unpretentiousness. That and its solid spiritual base."

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Realistic Object Sculpture: Europe Candy Flag - NY, NY

Europe Candy Flag
NY, NY


N 40° 45.451 W 073° 59.432

Short Description: 

The Europe Candy Flag sculpture is located inside the north lobby of the Port Authority Bus Terminal, which is most easily accessible through the north entrance on W 42nd Street in New York City.

Long Description:

The Europe Candy Flag sculpture is a 200 cm (6.6') high depiction of a wrapped hard candy standing on end. The wrapping is blue with 12 gold stars forming the flag of the European Union. It is one of two similar sculptures by Laurence Jenkell on display in the north lobby of the Port Authority Bus Terminal. The sculpture rests on a 3' high platform with a sign that is inscribed:


Laurence JENKELL
EUROPEAN CANDY FLAG
POLYESTER 200 CM
EDITION 8+4 A.P. N° 2/8

www.jenkell.com

Instagram: @jenkell_official

FOUNDATION FRANCE ART CONTEMPORARY


Monday, February 12, 2018

Philatelic Photograph: War Memorial - Basseterre, St. Kitts

War Memorial
Basseterre, St. Kitts


N 17° 17.539 W 062° 43.942


Short Description: 

The War Memorial is located in the Irishtown section at the end of Bay Road in the west end of Basseterre, St. Kitts.

Long Description:

The original War Memorial was dedicated in 1926 to honor the men from Kitts, Nevis and Anguilla who died in World War I. In 1955, it was moved and replaced by the present obelisk and surroundings an a plaque honoring the men who died during World War II was added.


The bronze plaque on the front of the obelisk is inscribed:


ST. CHRISTOPHER-NEVIS
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN 
MEMORY OF THE MEN FROM THIS 
PRESIDENCY WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES 
IN THE GREAT WAR, 1914 - 1918

JOSEPH CEPHAS
JAMES DANIEL
ARTHUR DICKENSON
DONALD EDWARDS, M.C.
H.D. EDWARDS, D.S.C.
JOHN FOREMAN
EDMUND GORDON
HYWELL HERBERT JONES
JAMES L.E.R. LAKE
JOSEPH LEWIS
JOSEPH A. McKOY
EDWARD MILLS
HERBERT MITCHELL
DONALD PATRICE
EDWARD HOPE ROSS
HORACE VEIRA
IVOR WAKEFIELD
WILLIAM C. WATTLEY RICHARD T. WHITE
ROBERT L. WOOLWARD


The bronze plaque on the back of the obelisk is inscribed:

ST. CHRISTOPHER-NEVIS
AND ANGUILLA
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN 
MEMORY OF THE MEN FROM THIS 
PRESIDENCY WHO GAVE THEIR 
LIVES IN THE WORLD WAR 
1939 - 1945

J.E. ALVES D.F.M.
PETER BERKLEY 
SYDNEY DELISLE
A.E. FARARA
G.G.H. FARARA D.F.C. D.E.M.
BASILE VEIRA D.F.C.



The stamp was issued by St. Kitts on August 19, 1992 as part of a set of four stamps depicting sights around St. Kitts.

Philatelic Photograph: Treasury Building/National Museum - Basseterre, St. Kitts

Treasury Building/National Museum
Basseterre, St. Kitts


N 17° 17.669 W 062° 43.421



Short Description: 

The old Treasury Building is now the National Museum of St. Kitts. It is located at the corner of Church Street and Central Street in Basseterre, St. Kitts.

Long Description:

Construction of the brown and white stone Treasury Building began on March 21, 1894. Besides ist use as the Treasury the structure also housed the offices of the Administrator, Customs, Audit, Supply and Post Office. Starting in 1996 it was converted to house the collection of the national Museum.



A sign in English, French, Spanish and German describes the history of the Treasury Building. The English version is inscribed:

The Old Treasury Building, now the home of the National Museum is a testament to great British Architecture.

Its corner stone was laid in 1894 by Lady Haynes-Smith, wife of Governor Haynes-Smith and its beautiful grand arches were a gateway to the city.



The stamp was issued by St. Kitts on March 21, 1994 to commemorate the centenary of the Treasury Building.

Philatelic Photograph: Berkeley Memorial Fountain and Clock - Basseterre, St. Kitts

Berkeley Memorial Fountain and Clock
Basseterre, St. Kitts


N 17° 17.713 W 062° 43.425



Short Description: 

The Berkeley Memorial Fountain and Clock is located in the center of The Circus where Liverpool Row, Bank Street and Fort Streets meet.

Long Description: 



A sign in English, French, Spanish and German describes the history of the Berkeley Memorial. The English version is inscribed:

This monument was erected in 1883 in honor of Thomas Berkeley, a former president of the General Legislative Council in St. Kitts in the 1880's.

Located in the heart of the circus, the four clock faces are a replica of the Big Ben clock located in London England.



The bronze plaque on the memorial is inscribed:


THE
BERKELEY 
MEMORIAL 

THIS 
DRINKING FOUNTAIN 
has been erected by the 
Countrymen and Private 
Friends of the late the 
Honourable Thomas 
Berkeley Hardtman
Berkeley, Companion 
of the Most Distinguished
Order of Saint Michael 
and Saint George, and 
President of the General 
Legislative Council of
the Leeward Islands, in 
recognition of the many 
valuable services he 
rendered this his native 
land as a Planter, a 
Politician, and a Citizen. 

His sterling qualities, 
his love for this Island, 
and his deep interest in the 
welfare of the Community 
at large, entitle him to 
a Memorial, by which his 
memory will be preserved 
and perpetuated. 

St. Kitts.
January 1883.



The stamp was issued by St. Kitts on August 19, 1992 as part of a set of four stamps depicting sights around St. Kitts.

Philatelic Photograph: Co-Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception - Basseterre, St. Kitts

Co-Cathedral
 of the 
Immaculate Conception
Basseterre, St. Kitts


N 17° 17.783 W 062° 43.304



Short Description: 

The Co-Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is located opposite the north east side of Independence Square on East Independence Street in Basseterre, St. Kitts.


Long Description:

In 1713 the English forbade public worship of the Catholic religion in St. Kitts. The prohibition continued until 1829 when at In 1829 an act was passed to remove some of the discrimination against Catholics. In preparation for the centenary of Catholic emancipation in 1929 a new church was planned. Construction began on March 17, 1927 and the new structure was dedicated on 6th December 6, 1928. In 1981, the church became a co-cathedral within the diocese of St. John's, Antigua.



The stamp was issued on October 31, 1997 as part of a four stamp Christmas set depicting churches.

Philatelic Photograph: Independence Square Fountain - Basseterre, St. Kitts

Independence Square Fountain
Basseterre, St. Kitts


N 17° 17.765 W 062° 43.334



Short Description: 

Independence Square Fountain is located in the center of Independence Square which is north of Bank Street with the main entrance arch at the east end of Central Street in Basseterre, St. Kitts.

Long Description:

Independence Square is a actually an irregular rectangle about 350' by 410' at its longest edges. The green space in the heart of the city has a series of symmetrical paths lead to a beautiful painted fountain in the center of the square.



Several identical signs on the edges of the square are inscribed with a brief history of Independence Square in English, French, Spanish and German . The English inscription is:

Independence Square formerly Pall Mall Square, was renamed on the 19th of September to commemorate the independence of St. Christopher and Nevis.

The stone fountain in the center was erected to commemorate the introduction of pipe water from Olivees into Basseterre in the 19th century.



The stamp was issued by St. Kitts on August 19, 1992 as part of a set of four stamps depicting sights around St. Kitts.