A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from May 03, 2005
Our Lady of New York
"Our Lady of New York" is the statue in an altar at St. Patrick's Cathedral on Fifth Avenue. Unless you're referring to the Botero.

14 April 1942, New York Times, pg. 15:
Consecrating a new permanent altar in the Lady Chapel of St. Patrick's Cathedral yesterday morning, Archbishop Francis J. Spellman named the white marble statue of the Blessed Virgin that surmounts the altar "Our Lady of New York."
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The statue of Our Lady of New York was designed by Oronzio Maldarelli, head of the Sculpture Department of the Columbia University School of Architecture.

30 December 1966, Time magazine.
http://www.time.com/time/archive/preview/0,10987,901922,00.html
Botero's Our Lady of New York was a gesture to the big city. "Every little village in Colombia has an Our Lady," he says with a twinkle. Into his bursting composition he paints a current cucurbitaceous self-portrait.

Posted by Barry Popik
Public Sculpture • (0) Comments • Tuesday, May 03, 2005 • Permalink