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Art Deco Lady, inspired by Leon Lowenstein Clinic NYC, Nr.715

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Seller: urbansculptures (718) 100%, Location: Iowa, Ships to: US, Item: 272279377061 Inspired by a 1930 Limestone Carving on the former St. Vincent's Hospital, Leon Lowenstein Clinic... 7-15 Seventh Avenue NYC ~ I present ~ Art Deco Sun Worshipper Nr 715 Modelled by Randall Randall is an art scholarship recipient of Iowa Central Community College.Note to the wise: all of my sculptures are custom cast and finished, very few are kept "in stock." The first cast in a new Rust-Yellow terracotta finish Below will come some studio photos of my orginal clay model during it's various creation and finishing stages. These clay models are NOT molded copies taken off antiques, but were hand sculpted by Randall in the same style and configurations as 19th century and Art Deco architectural sculptures. Molds made of my clay models enable clients to purchase cast-stone or concrete casts of my models for wall decoration, garden or incorporating into a brick wall in new construction in a variety of finishes. The My original clay model progress below, newest photo first; Completed original clay model During the work in progress stages; Initial setting up of the clay model > SIZE: Nominal 27" wide, 19" high WEIGHT: Nominal 50# HISTORY behind Having lived near and used this major, iconic and historic 1890s era hospital complex in Greenwich Village as a teen, I was saddened to hear about it's bankruptcy, sale to a developer, and demolition to build some 300 condos. Demolition on St. Vincent's hospital began in 2012. Some of the other hospital buildings in the complex, including this residence building which has been gutted to a shell- will be converted into luxury condos and a new luxury building will replace the St. Vincent's building. It was a major teaching hospital in the Manhattan neighborhood of Greenwich Village in New York City. Main Entrance ca. 1900 St. Vincent's was the 3rd oldest hospital in New York City after The New York Hospital and Bellevue Hospital. It was founded as a medical facility in 1849; and named for St. Vincent de Paul, a seventeenth-century French priest, whose religious congregation of the Daughters of Charity inspired the founding in Maryland in 1809 of the Sisters of Charity by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, a native New Yorker and Roman Catholic convert. In October 1892 St. Vincent's Hospital School of Nursing was launched. The school received its certification from the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York in 1905, one of the first such schools to be so recognized. The Sisters admitted patients regardless of religion or ability to pay. St. Vincents also operated a soup kitchen. According to an 1892 New York Times article St. Vincent's was distinguished from other hospitals in the city by its feeding of "a large number of tramps and other destitute persons. In 1911, Saint Vincent's Ambulance responded to the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in Manhattan, where they watched helplessly as those trapped in the fire jumped to their deaths onto the street below. In 1912, Saint Vincent's received and treated victims after the sinking of the Titanic. St. Vincent's was the primary admitting hospital for those injured in the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. For more than 150 years, St. Vincents Hospital was a beacon in Greenwich Village, serving poets, writers, artists, winos, the poor and the working-class, and gay people. It treated victims of the cholera epidemic of 1849, and the Hudson River landing of US Airways Flight 1549. In 2005, under financial pressure from its charity involvements and rising costs totalling $1 Billion, the SVCMC system filed for the first of two bankruptcies. The system launched an aggressive reorganization effort, selling or transferring its money-losing facilities and focusing development on its main hospital. On April 30, 2010, at 8 am, the emergency room at St. Vincent's closed, officially shutting down the hospital after 161 years of service to the residents of New York. On August 21, 2011, prosecutors with the Manhattan District Attorney's Office were reported to have launched an investigation to determine whether administrators intentionally ran St. Vincent's into the ground. At the time of its closure St. Vincent's occupied a large real estate footprint in Greenwich Village; it consisted of several hospital buildings and a number of outpatient facilities, had more than 1,000 affiliated physicians, including 70 full-time and 300 voluntary attending physicians, and trained more than 300 residents and fellows annually. As a Catholic hospital, St. Vincent's was officially sponsored by the Sisters of Charity and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn St. Vincent's was the last Catholic general hospital in New York city. The St. Vincent de Paul Stained Glass Window from St. Vincent's Hospital was saved and gifted to St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson, NJ, in honor of its legacy of charity. After I obtained some very good closeup photos, I decided I would create a model of her after being inspired by the demolition story in the news. Leon Lowenstein Clinic was attached to the main hospital and erected in 1930, James W. O'connor was the architect, photo of the entrance on Seventh Avenue in 1980 shortly before it's demolition: The clinic, with the Seventh Avenue facade of the St Vincent's Hospital's main building in the distance: > Back in 1980 I bought one of the stone carvings from the demolition contractor, but I didn't know the stone was not only about 5 feet long and 3 feet high, but about 8" thick solid stone weighing around 1800#, they had laid the stone on a 4 wheeled warehouse platform cart I left there and I couldn't even roll it, unfortunately I had to have them jackhammer the stone to this much smaller but still about 600# chunk containing the main figure: > The stone depicted was sold years ago, the other figure on the facade wound up in the landfill. I decided to model a reduced scale version of this interesting design in a more practical size, and with the complete original design as she appeared on the building, the result is model # 715. General information applicable to all of my sculpturesPLEASE READ BEFORE EMAILING! My standard cast-stone is for INTERIOR OR UNDER A COVERED PORCH/SUN ROOM ONLY! Out in the garden they might last 4 or 5 years, maybe longer before showing weathering damage. If you are looking for something to place in the garden or build into a wall, I offer concrete as a special order item which takes approx 3 weeks. Not all pieces are available in concrete, inquire before ordering.All of my sculptures except the bookends have a heavy wire embedded on the back to hang them on the wall. I own the originals, copyrights in most cases, and the molds, I can produce any quantity and custom configurations as well. All of my sculptures are personally hand-cast in my home studio, they are signed, numbered and dated. These are cast and finished to order at the time of purchase.I do NOT ship outside the lower 48 United States any longer! FINISHES AVAILABLE Hand cast replicas of my sculpture are available in interior cast-stone in your choice of several finishes. I offer 8 different finishes, (5 are shown below) on certain pieces- 2 metallics are standard. They vary from piece to piece as this is all hand done. Actual colors displayed on your monitor will vary as well. From left to right in the photo of 5 finishes below they are; Old Dirty Bronze (metallic) Dark gold aged weathered look Old Dirty Nickel (metallic) Dark silvery aged weathered look Dirty limestone grey- varies from near black to very light grey. Buff yellow. Red terra cotta.TaupeBright gold (metallic) Shiney bright gold Old Dirty Copper (metallic) Dark Reddish aged weathered look SHIPPING I use FedEx ground service for all shipments in the lower 48 states. I do NOT ship out of the USA. Due to the size and weight of this sculpture, cardboard boxes just don't make the grade, these are shipped in custom sized CDX plywood crates. Maximum protection is a plus for my clients and myself, but please understand that it DOES take time- about a half hour to cut material and build each crate, and I do have client orders to fill, other sculptures to finish and more, so handling time on this is set as up to 10 days but in most cases it's quite a bit less. Build plywood crate, materials; 1/2 sheet plywood Shipping is flat rate (interior cast-stone ONLY), anywhere in the lower 48 states, this includes a surcharge they bill shippers for any shipment not in a cardboard container. Concrete is a special order if desired, and is 20% higher plus additional shipping due to the added weight. Sculptures are packed into 1/2" thick plywood crates lined with rigid foam board, packing and shreaded newspaper or excelsior, glued, joint cleated and air nailed. You will need a #2 square drive bit or large phillips driver to open the lid. I ship these larger panels in plywood CRATES instead of cardboard boxes. As we all are aware, every carrier has a fuel surcharge now added to every shipment, this means shipping costs for everything goes up. At present, the LEAST FedEx's rates show 43# will cost to ship is $25.00, and it costs a little over $48 to SF California, there is a residential pickup charge that was $6, a residential delivery surcharge that was $2, and a handling surcharge for any shipment not in cardboard containers- that means wood crates come under that and that was an extra $8.50 but now 9/2016 it is $10.50. I have set the shipping for this panel at a fair flat rate to your door. DISPLAYQUESTION: Aren't these too heavy for my plasterboard wall Randall?By no means! keep in mind- your walls weigh thousands of pounds and support the roof, they are built to support weight.HOWEVER- do not use plastic or self adhesive picture hangars of any kind, or try to simply put a screw into the thin sheetrock- these will not hold and are not designed to. The key is to install your mounting hooks or other hangars into the solid wood STUD inside the wall, these are typically spaced 16" center to center around the room. You should use an anchor rated to hold at least twice the shipping weight of the sculpture. To show proof of what a sheetrock wall can hold, here is a photo of two shelves I installed on my bedroom wall for original sculptures that I couldn't mount any other way, the brackets are screwed into the wall studs with 3" screws and there are two heavy angle irons 5/16" thick steel behind the shelves that are invisible.Total weight for the stone and terra-cotta shown- the top shelf is 175# and 125# for the lower shelf- 300# total; Here is one more photo, three of my casts shown mounted on another wall in the bedroom- Art Deco D3-R, Nr 649-R Pan center, and Nr. 120-R "Elizabeth" panel- these are likewise installed with hangars screwed into the solid wood STUDS on the sheetrock wall- 150# approximately; Another wall in the bedroom, the green copper cornice and the round lion on the left are antique salvage, the others are casts of my own sculptures. The D4-R panel can be seen on the right in the bright gold finish over the head-board. NOTICE:Designs in the Urban Sculptures Collection are copyrighted with all rights reserved, this includes reproductions of antique pieces upon which I made certain modifications, alterations or changes- the changes are copyright and reproduction of same would constitute copyright infringement. I do not sell molds, nor casts for others to replicate and will enforce my proprietary rights. I reserve the right to decline sales to anyone. Original clay models by Randall (and casts made from them) all carry my impressed model numbers, dog paw-print logo, date of creation and signature on one of the sides similar to the photo below of the top of D4-R. Additionally; the casting number and casting date are inscribed by hand on the back of every cast. Randall featured in the New York TimesSunday May 20th, 2007 City section Pg CY9 Article from the Blanden memorial Fine Art Museum magazine, and a newspaper article in part about my exhibition there; Randall, Owner and webmaster of Randall's Urban Sculptures web gallery, and sculpture studio. A historical photo essay of lost buildings from NYC's architectural history. All photos and accompanying text are (C) Randall's Urban Sculptures, all rights reserved. Color: Choice of any finish I do, Material: Interior cast stone, concrete available +10%

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