"A portrait is a picture in which there is just a tiny little something not quite right about the mouth." -- John Singer Sargent

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Abraham Lincoln

This large version of Seward Johnson's "Return Visit" was installed in Chicago's Pioneer Court on Nov. 1, 2016. The original resides in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Who, then, is this character? ⬇

While Roadside America sees the figure above as Perry Como, he is intended to represent a tourist everyman, to whom Lincoln is showing his Gettysburg Address.

Everyman's sneakers contrast sharply with Lincoln's polished black shoes (or are they boots?).

This installation replaces a statue of Marilyn Monroe, also by Seward Johnson.

Photo by Barry Swackhamer

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