Thursday, November 15, 2012

Mohandas Gandhi

Statue of Mohandas Gandhi by Kantilal B. Patel, Union Square Park, New York
Mohandas Gandhi by Kantilal B. Patel, 1986
Gandhi Gardens, Union Square Park
New York, September 2007

See also: Mahatma Gandhi

“This bronze sculpture depicting Mohandas Gandhi (1869–1948) was sculpted by Kantilal B. Patel (born 1925). After its dedication on October 2, 1986, the 117th anniversary of Gandhi’s birth, the sculpture joined monuments to Washington, Lafayette, and Lincoln in Union Square Park as a quartet of works devoted to defenders of freedom. (...)
Clad in sandals and a cotton dhoti, Gandhi’s dress illustrates his Hindu asceticism as well as his support for Indian industries. After its installation the monument became an instant pilgrimage site, with an annual ceremony taking place on Gandhi's birthday, October 2.”
(Gandhi, Union Square Park, City of New York Parks & Recreation)

2 comments:

tapirgal said...

A nice surprise in this garden setting. I was expecting to read, "London."

cieldequimper said...

Good likeness and I always think he must freeze in the winter...