October 12, 2005
Loving the Lovejoy Columns
- Saving the Lovejoy Columns -- From Their Rescue?
- More on the Lovejoy Columns
- RACC's Eloise Damrosch on theLovejoy Columns
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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