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Jackie Gleason - Performer, (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Sculptor:
Stiles, Richard d. 2008  Search this
Architect:
Scott, Jan  Search this
Founder:
American Fine Arts Foundry  Search this
Subject:
Gleason, Jackie  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze with patina; Pedestal: cast stone and brass
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Academy Ventures 5200 Lankersheim Boulevard Hall of Fame Plaza North Hollywood California 91601
Date:
1992. Copyrighted 1992
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, California survey, 1994.
Image on file.
Los Angeles Times, May 7, 1993, Sect. F, Art.
(On proper right side of circular base:) (Circled 1) Stiles (On proper left side of circular base:) ATAS (copyright symbol) 1992 (On brass plate on front of pedestal, raised lettering:) Jackie Gleason/Performer signed
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Summary:
Portrait of television performer and comedian Jackie Gleason as character Ralph Kramden from "The Honeymooners." He stands in one of his signature poses, executed when saying "and away we go." Gleason balances on his proper right foot with his proper left leg in the air, knee bent and foot at a perpendicular angle. His proper right elbow is held high, slightly above the shoulder, with his forearm hanging in a vertical position. His proper left arm is stretched out to his side, continuing the strong diagonal from high to low begun by his proper right elbow. Gleason is dressed in a bus driver's uniform which includes a zippered jacket, shirt, tie, trousers and beat-up laced shoes. The jacket is covered with tiny bumps and cross-hatch patterns. The sculpture has a brown patina. The sculpture is mounted on a short circular base on a square brass plate centered atop a rectangular, off-white stone pedestal.
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Performing Arts--Theater--Performer  Search this
Performing Arts--Other--Comedian  Search this
Occupation--Transportation--Chauffeur  Search this
Dress--Uniform  Search this
Control number:
IAS CA001411
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_337597