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Close-up of the "Spirit of Kentucky" on the facade of the Courier-Journal Building

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Title

Close-up of the "Spirit of Kentucky" on the facade of the Courier-Journal Building

Subject

Animal sculpture--20th century.
Bronze sculpture, American--20th century.
Figure sculpture, American--20th century.
Finn, Huckleberry (Fictitious character)
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998
Outdoor sculpture--United States.
Public sculpture, American
Sawyer, Tom (Fictitious character)

Description

Collectively titled the Spirit of Kentucky, Barry Bingham, editor of the Louisville Courier-Journal commissioned Fredericks to design reliefs for their new building.

After Fredericks received the commission he reportedly traveled through Kentucky to get the essence of the ‘spirit of Kentucky’ for himself. Fredericks’ intent for the project was for, “children to be able to understand and enjoy, and see something different about it each time they saw it again.”

Cast in bronze and placed on a black granite surface above the tall recessed entrance, the free-form shapes and angular composition use the height of the area to point toward the dream of the settlers.

Source

Marshall M. Fredericks Papers
Series V, Box 20 Folder 35

Date

1948-06

Rights

Use of this image requires permission from the Marshall M. Fredericks Archives.

Relation

V-20-35

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Image

Coverage

Louisville (Ky.)

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Original Format

Black and white print

Physical Dimensions

3.5" x 3.5"

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