Sometimes, just sometimes, communities can actually get together to do something that transcends politics.
The greater New Orleans area will soon see such an event. Through a collaboration of the City of Kenner, New Orleans City Park and the folks at the Helis Foundation, the public good is going to be served in the most artistic of ways: with the installation of a very special, long-missing bronze sculpture. Created for the 1984 World’s Fair in New Orleans, The Wave is getting a new home in City Park.
For Chris Alfieri, a New Orleans-based defense lawyer and lover of the visual arts, this journey bridging past and future has been an adventure of a most unusual kind. It all began with an unexpected phone call from Lynda Benglis, a Louisiana native who has made a name for herself as one of this country’s most important contemporary artists. She had found a missing bronze artwork from her past — and in a really odd place, too.
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