Figurative public artists Magdalena Abakanowicz, John Ahearn, Jonathan
Yixin (DC's Dr. King statue) all come to mind. Yes, two have passed in the last decade, but were creating commissioned figurative sculptures to the end.
The very fine artists you cite create figurative monuments addressing race and culture, as do Ahern and Lei. What is so exciting about the newer work is that our institutions are commissioning public art with political content. Onward!
With new figurative public art by Kara Walker, Kehinde Wiley, Hank Willis Thomas, Wangechi Mutu, Kwame Akoto-Bamfo, etc....are African American and African artists leading the way to a figurative art revival in public art?Glenn WeissDirector, Public Art ProgramCultural Council of Greater JacksonvilleVoice: 904.358.3600 x 12Text: 561-665-0029 or email@example.comPublic Art Project Managers Available for AssistanceRonique Gibson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 904.358.3600 x 13Ashley Wolfe, email@example.com,( On Leave til Sept 2019)
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