Interesting Places I've Photographed
Montréal, PQ, Canada
Topic: Figurative Public Sculpture
GPS: N45° 29.296; W073° 35.497
Catching Up is a trompe l'oeil painted bronze statue located at 4141 rue Sherbrooke Ouest in the Westmont section of Montréal, PQ, Canada.
Catching Up is a 5.75' high bronze figure of a man who is leaning against a building reading a newspaper. The bronze sculpture is painted in shades of green and brown to give the sculpture a realistic appearance. The man is bald, wearing mustache, loafers, slacks, a open cardigan sweater, and a tie. His right shoulder is against the wall, and his legs are crossed at the ankles, right over left. He is reading a newspaper opened to the editorial/entertainment pages of the July 4, 1985 edition of the English language Montreal Gazette. A suitcase is standing on the sidewalk by his side.
A bronze plaque at the base of the sculpture is inscribed:
BY J. SEWARD JOHNSON, JR.
SITED BY SCULPTURE PLACEMENT, WASHINGTON, D.C.