Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Walt Whitman, a Mite Yellow, Looks Out Over DUMBO

This sculpture of Walt Whitman by Mark Gagnon was on display on Washington Street and prospect for the DUMBO Art Festival.

From the catalog:
‘Walt Whitman’ is a life size sculpture in papier-mâché and florescent paint, commemorating this local icon of American culture whose voice celebrates modern American identity and paved the way for today’s artists. Whitman was editor of the Brooklyn Eagle from 1846 to 1848 and the first edition of Leaves of Grass was published on Old Fulton Street by brothers James and Andrew Rome.

Wonder what Walt would think of the bright colors?

Photo by MK Metz

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