Tuesday, September 11, 2012

September 11

One of those who did not survive the United Airlines Boeing 767 crashing into the Twin Towers 11 years ago was the 37 year old African American artist Michael Richards. He was working in his studio on the 92nd floor of the Trade Center’s Tower One when the planes hit. 
One of Richards’ last sculptures proved strangely prophetic as it shows a figure based on a cast from his own body attacked by toy planes. The bronze sculpture Tar Baby vs. St. Sebastian was in fact a homage to the black air servicemen of the Second World War.
You can read more about Michael Richards here
Image: Michael Richards Tar Baby vs. St. Sebastian