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Arnold Foerster, sculptor, stands beside his work, Beethoven, during its dedication ceremony in Pershing Square, Los Angeles, [1932]
Date Created and/or Issued
[circa October 14, 1932]
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: Phone: (310) 825-4988
Access to this collection is generously supported by Haynes Foundation funds.
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
A very similar photograph appears with the caption, "Principals in Ceremonies in Pershing Square Yesterday Arnold Foerster, sculptor, places wreath at foot of Beethoven statue, dedicated yesterday at Pershing Square as testimonial of appreciation by Philharmonic Orchestra members for William A. Clark, Jr. Right--Mrs. Leafle Sloan-Orcutt, who unveiled the statue, and William A. Clark, Jr., founder and sponsor of the orchestra," Los Angeles Times, 15 Oct. 1932: A2
A very similar photograph of the dedication of Arnold Foerster's Beethoven sculpture appears with the article, "Orchestra's Testimonial for Founder Dedicated: HIGH TRIBUTES PAID CLARK Beethoven Statue Unveiling Marked by Plaudits for Sponsor of Philharmonic Orchestra," Los Angeles Times, 15 Oct. 1932: A2
Arnold Foerster stands to the right side of his sculpture of Beethoven in the near distance. He stands on the highest step of a 2-stepped platform that supports the statue. He faces towards the bronze sculpture and looks up at it. The figure of Beethoven stands, off-center to the left, and faces camera. In front of its plinth, a large bouquet of flowers sits on the ground. The bronze figure of Beethoven is captured leaning forward as he strides towards camera. He dons a long coat and stands with hands clasped behind his back as he tilts his gaze down. Across the background, an orchestra sits atop a low platform.
Text from negative sleeve: FOERSTER, ARNOLD SCULPTOR
Handwritten on negative: Arnold Foerster
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Pershing Square (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Public sculpture--California--Los Angeles
Dedications--California--Los Angeles
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827--Statues
Foerster, Arnold, 1878-1943
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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