Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Lincoln Kirstein


(a)  Lincoln Kirstein founded the New York City Ballet and served as its general director for 43 years.

(b)  Kirstein was one of the Monument Men, a group of Allied soldiers who protected cultural sites from bombing by the Allied forces and then recovered many stolen art objects from Germany during and immediately after World War II.

(c)  Kirstein is the subject of a bronze bust by the noted Japanese American sculptor Isamu Noguchi, displayed in Hartford's Wadsworth Atheneum.

(d)  All of the above.

Yes, it is (d).  How did you know?

17 comments:

Sharon Anck said...

He was a very accomplished gentleman. I really did enjoy the Movie "Monument Men". It was a story I did not know.

Taken For Granted said...

That is a fine looking sculpture to honor a man who gave his life to the arts. I didn't know about him, but now I do. Thank you.

Sylvia K said...

I do love it when I learn something I didn't know first thing in the morning, Jack!! See how much good you do!!! Thank you indeed, as always! Have a great new week!

Mersad said...

Great looking bust. They always look best when they are bronze.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

VP said...

Great bust! The same Noguchi of “Red Cube”? It is almost incredible...

William Kendall said...

An impressive bust. I was familiar with the Monuments Men, from a documentary that came out some years before the feature film.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Because we believe everything you tell us Jack :) He has a very wide forehead, the sign of great intelligence or so I've heard!

cieldequimper said...

I am very pleased to have met him. Sort of met. Superb bust too.

(There were no people near the fountain. For once I would have liked there to be someone to give a sense of scale...)

RedPat said...

I'll have to catch that movie. I love Noguchi's work and this is a fine bust, Jack!

EG CameraGirl said...

Kirstein accomplished a lot in his lifetime!

Luis Gomez said...

Great bust!

Lois said...

Mine was a lucky guess! That is a nice piece of art.

Randy said...

Nice bust.

Michelle said...

A fantastic piece of art and what a life of achievement!

Kate said...

Because I taught a unit on the Holocaust, I have researched and gained more knowledge than I really wanted to know, the Monument Men and stolen art . were familiar topics. Really amazing! The sculpture is a stark and powerful image.

Halcyon said...

He has a really interesting head!

CaT said...

yes, i wanted to say the same as halcyon!! :)