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October 12, 2005

Loving the Lovejoy Columns

Portland Architecture has three new entries on the Lovejoy Columns, including direct comments from one of the conservators, James Harrison:

The latest bit of news is that the artwork will be removed from the columns and "recreated" elsewhere, due to the fragile state of the columns. The only reason the work apparently survived untouched for 40-odd years was because it was covered by the Lovejoy onramp (which was demolished to expand the Pearl in 1999). Without such a protective cover, the artwork would only last a few weeks in the drizzly, windy Portland autumn. The decisionmakers are still trying to reach an agreement on where and how the columns can be protected and remain accessible to public view.

Posted by mara at October 12, 2005 2:12 PM

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