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I see art and beauty all around me and it's grand.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Knox Martin | The Whaling Wall Public Art Project
Knox Martin's whaling project has intrigued me since my first visit to his studio almost three years ago. He is passionate about this project and I'm so thrilled to see it moving forward.
Knox Martin and Woodward Gallery announce this important public artwork, The Whaling Wall, to be premiered as a public mural at 334 Grand Street in New York, corner of Grand and Ludlow Streets facing west, scheduled to be completed May 2011.
The powerful image depicts man’s irresponsible killing of the whales, a metaphor for peace and a call for humanity. Known for his muralist work, Knox was seen in the recent past on a cherry picker putting his signature in a more visable location when his Venus was partially covered by construction of a new building adjacent to that mural. At age 88, he is an awesome force!