Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Government Of The People
—Jacques Lipchitz (1891-1973) —
Human figures spiral upward in Jacques Lipchitz’s tribute to democracy. A family at the bottom represents the wellspring of life. At the top, a man and woman raise a shape symbolizing the banner of Philadelphia. Overall, the interweaving forms suggest the complex effort and mutual reliance needed to sustain a democratic government.
Lipchitz, a World War II refugee from Europe, was one of the 20th century’s most significant sculptors. This bronze was initially commissioned under the city’s percent-for-art requirement and then completed by the Fairmount Park Art Association.
Location. 39° 57.238′ N, 75° 9.813′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on North Broad Street north of John F. Kennedy Boulevard. Touch for map. The marker is at the Philadelphia Municipal Services Building. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19102, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Girl Scout Cookies (within shouting distance of this marker); Philadelphia (within shouting distance of this marker); Public Sector Collective Bargaining (within shouting distance of this marker); Masonic Temple Philadelphia Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (about 400 feet away); William Penn (about 400 feet away); Philadelphia Fire Department Memorial (about 400 feet away); Edmund N. Bacon (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music •
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