St. George and the Dragon #1
17 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (44.5 x 21.6 x 21.6 cm)
Medium and Support:
Presented in memory of Giovanni Polizzi by a group of his friends
Location: Not currently on view
Although both casting and forging are ancient metalworking techniques, there was a period during the 1950s and ‘60s when it became quite fashionable to combine them in a single piece. This was the first example of a cast and forged sculpture to enter MAG’s collection. It was given in memory of Giovanni Polizzi, a young sculptor and member of the Arena Group who was killed in an auto accident at the age of 34.
[Label text from It Came From the Vault exhibition, 2013]