Giant Alice in Wonderland Sculpture - New York, New York
Posted by: neoc1
N 40° 46.502 W 073° 57.992
18T E 587211 N 4514297
Quick Description: The Giant Alice in Wonderland Sculpture, also known as the Margaret Delacorte Memorial, is located in Central Park in New York City.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 2/4/2012 7:44:04 AM
Waymark Code: WMDN7B
The giant, 11' high by 16' diameter, bronze statue of Alice and some of the characters from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is located in Manhattan's Central Park just west of 5th Avenue and 76th Street. This bronze statue was commissioned by George Delacorte as a gift to the children of New York and dedicated, in Central Park, on May 7, 1959. The statue was also meant as a tribute to his late wife, Margarita, who read Alice to their children. Plaques surround the statue with lines from Carroll's nonsense poem, The Jabberwocky.
The statue was created by the Spanish-born American sculptor José de Creeft and cast at the Modern Art Foundry. The landscape architect for the project was Hideo Sasaki. The design, by Fernando Texidor, was taken from illustration by John Tenniel used in the first published edition of the book. It shows Alice (with the face of Creeft's daughter), sitting on a mushroom, surrounded by the the March Hare, the Mad Hatter (a caricature of George Delacorte), the Cheshire Cat, Alice's cat Dinah, and the Dormouse. The sculpture was designed so that children could climb on it. It's a popular and fun place for children and adults.
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