Saturday, July 10, 2010
Rosamund on Prince Arthur
On the next block west from yesterday's post is another apartment building from 1968. The owner of this one commissioned Frances Marie Gage to create a sculpture for the front of the building with the restriction that it couldn't be too abstract or modern. (Toronto was in the middle of a huge controversy over the installation of Henry Moore's "Archer" in front of our city hall at that time.) She created "Rosamund" who continues to gaze out from her position in front of the glamorous portico of the building. It is a nice feeling to encounter art along a mostly residential street.