Monday, March 10, 2014

Tightrope Walker

Tightrope Walker by Kees Verkade, Revson Plaza, Columbia University, New York
“Tightrope Walker” by Kees Verkade, 1966-77
Revson Plaza, Columbia University
Morningside Heights
New York, September 2008

“When artist Kees Verkade was asked to make a memorial for General William J. Donovan, Class of 1907, he watched archived films of the war hero and interviewed his colleagues for inspiration. Verkade created the bronze sculpture ‘Tightrope Walker’ to portray Donovan’s courage and ‘controlled daring.’”

1 comment:

cieldequimper said...

Very unusual for a general but why not?