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Items tagged "Conté Crayon": 14

Study for "Fabulous Fish Fountain"

Conté crayon and graphite on tracing paper
16.5" x 13.25"

Study for "Fabulous Fish Fountain". Unrealized.

Study for "The Expanding Universe Fountain"

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Conté crayon, pencil and gouache on newsprint
14.75" x 18.75"

This fountain celebrates the nation's first exploration of outer space. According to Fredericks, the sculpture "represents this age of great interest, exploration and discovery in outer space...[and] the immensity, order and mystery of the universe.”

The monumental central figure…

Presentation drawing for "The Spirit of Detroit"

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Pencil and conté crayon on board
23" x 30.5"

The erection of The Spirit of Detroit at the City-County Building (now Coleman A. Young Municipal Center) in 1958 marked the formal completion of the structure whose construction began in 1951. Located in front of a white marble wall at the entrance to the building, the sculpture depicts the cultural…