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Boy and Bear, Mold, [Plaster and Rubber]

Plaster mother mold with inner rubber mold and plaster core. Written on mold is "Boy and Bear Stall A" There are several plastic zip ties banding the mold together.

Layout for "Bronzes by Marshall Fredericks: A Celebration of the Arts," an exhibition of bronzes at First Federal Bank in Detroit

Graphite on tracing paper
18" x 12"

An exhibition of sculptures by Marshall Fredericks at the First Federal Bank in Detroit in 1978. Exhibition included "The Boy and Bear," "Leaping Gazelle," "Lion and Monkey," "Henry Ford," "Saints and Sinners" and "The Spirit of Detroit".

Boy and Bear, [Plaster]

Fredericks was one of six artists commissioned by the J.L. Hudson Company to design sculpture for Northland Center in Southfield, Michigan. At the time it opened in 1954, Northland was the country’s largest shopping center as well as the first regional shopping center. In a 1981 National Archives Interview, Fredericks states:
“Well, as you…

Boy and Bear, [Plaster]

Fredericks was one of six artists commissioned by the J.L. Hudson Company to design sculpture for Northland Center in Southfield, Michigan. At the time it opened in 1954, Northland was the country’s largest shopping center as well as the first regional shopping center. In a 1981 National Archives Interview, Fredericks states:
“Well, as you…

Study for "The Boy and Bear"

Graphite on tracing paper mounted on board
11.5" x 10"

The Boy and Bear was commissioned by the J. L. Hudson Company for architect Victor Gruen’s Northland Shopping Center in Southfield, Michigan; at the time, Northland was only the second open-air pedestrian shopping mall in the United States. The bear is carved in limestone and the boy is…

Sketch for "The Boy and Bear"

Pencil on tracing paper
6" x 10.75"

The Boy and Bear was commissioned by the J. L. Hudson Company for architect Victor Gruen’s Northland Shopping Center in Southfield, Michigan; at the time, Northland was only the second open-air pedestrian shopping mall in the United States. The bear is carved in limestone and the boy is cast in bronze and…

Study for "The Boy and Bear"

Pencil on tracing paper
9" x 11.75"

The Boy and Bear was commissioned by the J. L. Hudson Company for architect Victor Gruen’s Northland Shopping Center in Southfield, Michigan; at the time, Northland was only the second open-air pedestrian shopping mall in the United States. The bear is carved in limestone and the boy is cast in bronze and…

Boy and Bear, Mold, [Plaster and Rubber]

Plaster mother mold with inner rubber mold and plaster core. Written on mold is "Boy and Bear mould, bad mould". Two sections banded together with plastic zip tie.

Boy and Bear, [Posthumous Bronze]

Bronze small-scale model. Posthumously cast Boy and Bear. Foundry and edition marks and A.P. stamped/ inscribed in bronze; also, interior edition mark stamped in bronze.
Fredericks was one of six artists commissioned by the J.L. Hudson Company to design sculpture for Northland Center in Southfield, Michigan. At the time it opened in 1954,…

The Boy and Bear [Bronze]

The Boy and Bear, 1954
Maquette
Bronze, cast c. 1987

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall M. Fredericks
1991.134

Fredericks was one of six artists commissioned to design sculpture for Northland Shopping Center in Southfield. At the time it opened in 1954, Northland was the country's largest shopping center as well as the first regional shopping…