Josephine Baker Bench by Paul Knoblauch
||Corner of Gibbs and University Avenue
Rochester, NY (view Google map)
||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.