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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)

William White
United States

Object Type: Sculpture
Medium and Support: Bronze
Credit Line: Presented in memory of Giovanni Polizzi by a group of his friends
Accession Number: 1955.178
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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]

Sculpture Center, New York; purchased for the Gallery in 1955

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