Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Harp

Sculptor Augusta Savage was commissioned to create a work for the 1939 New York World's Fair.

Inspired by James Weldon Johnson's Lift Every Voice and Sing, Savage produced The Harp:

Wasn't it exquisite?

"No funds were available to cast The Harp, nor were there any facilities to store it. After the fair closed it was demolished as was all the art."

* More information from the 1939 New York World's Fair site
* In Her Hands: The Story of Sculptor Augusta Savage by Alan Schroeder, illustrated by JaeMe Bereal

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