Rochester Public Art by Richard MargolisAn Inventory of Rochester NY's Landmark Sculpture, Monuments, and Memorials

 

Josephine Baker Bench by Paul Knoblauch

Josephine Baker Bench
Location: Corner of Gibbs and University Avenue
Rochester, NY (view Google map)
Material: Forged, painted steel and teak

Description: Fanciful bench with teak seat with abstract metal curlicues

Caption: The Josephine Baker Bench sits at the corner of Gibbs and University. It is painted steel, fabricated and forged, with teak slat seat, and is named for the glamorous African-American entertainer/show girl who became the toast of Paris during the 40's and 50's. The bench is rich and sensuous with just a hint of glitz.
(From the "Art in the Grove" brochure)

The bench was funded with a "Culture Builds Communities" grant from the Arts & Cultural Council.


 
 

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