Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Garment Worker sewing a cracker

The Garment Worker by Judith Weller installed on 38th Street and 7th Avenue, New York City.

Weller's work immortalizes the working class in monumental bronze. It began as a maquette of her father, a taylor. This large scale depiction of a laborer based on that maquette was commissioned by the Ladies Garment Workers Union.

If he were to stand up on his base he'd be about 10 feet tall. It was installed in 1984, and is in good shape considering it is four blocks south of Times Square, and has a substantial amount of foot traffic around it every day.

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