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MarianBendeth

Toronto, Canada

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I have posted different segments of this fantastic sculpture called “Community” but finally was able to get a better shot across Bloor Street East when the traffic wasn’t so busy.

Taken from website “http://nouspique.com/2010/07/kirk-newmans-commu...

On Bloor St. E. in Toronto, you’ll find a large bronze sculpture of 21 life size figures titled “Community” by Kirk Newman and commissioned by Manulife Financial in 2001. Here’s what we learn on Kirk Newman’s web site about the sculpture:
“Community” is a spectacular bronze sculpture consisting of 21 life-size figures, standing proudly on the grounds of Manulife Financial’s Head Office in Toronto.
Completed in June 2001. “Community” is a comptemporary [sic] representation that uniquely reflects Manulife’s diversity and international operations.
On his work and methods, we find this statement:
Newman began his exploration of the figure by creating small sculptures of anonymous businessmen. While their suits identified them as figures of power and authority, their crouching, falling, and grasping postures revealed vulnerability. Cast in bronze, the figures took on an unexpected timelessness.
As Newman’s focus shifted toward the whimsical and satirical, the figures suggested the inflated egos and social pretensions of their subjects. By the 1980s the businessmen, now distorted, flattened and shadow-like, conveyed the fast pace of contemporary life.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada – October 2012
2012 Toronto, Ontario Canada
Canon PowerShot G11
Focal length 30.5
Exposure 1/160
natural light
as is/unedited

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