When I saw images of the sculptures made by Christopher Locke — a series entitled Modern Fossils — I was stunned
The bust of Leonard Bernstein was done by New England artist Penelope Jencks and commissioned by legendary film composer John Williams.
Apparently, an agency like the MBTA can simply take a wrecking ball to pieces of public art such as “Omphalos” when their existence becomes an encumbrance. No questions asked.
By Ken George View Gallery BOSTON, Mass.—John Ashcroft once had statuary at the Justice Department clad in thousands of dollars worth of drapery. An unruly aluminum breast had apparently unnerved the then attorney general, an assiduously religious man. Chalk it up to residual Puritanism, the ascendancy of the religious right, political correctness run amok or […]