St George and the Atomic Dragon

Perched majestically atop his trusty steed, while delivering a death blow with a spear to the contorted monster at his feet, St George appears incongruous with the lofty skyscrapers that rise above him in Manhattan. What could have caused this valiant knight to venture into the concrete jungle? The bronze effigy of St George came to New York in 1990, in the twilight months of … Continue reading St George and the Atomic Dragon

What & Where: Soviet Sculpture at the UN Headquarters

What: Evgenii Vuchetich, We Shall Beat Our Swords Into Plowshares, 1957 Where: North garden of the United Nations Headquarters, 760 United Nations Plaza, New York, USA When the groundbreaking Soviet Exhibition for Science, Technology and Culture closed in New York on 10 August 1959 not all of the Socialist Realist art display returned home. To this day, one piece remains in the grounds of the … Continue reading What & Where: Soviet Sculpture at the UN Headquarters