Relief from the Hotel Saint George, Brooklyn, New York

 
Relief from the Hotel Saint George, Brooklyn, New York
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  • Title :     Relief from the Hotel Saint George, Brooklyn, New York
  • Artist:     Unknown, Designer
  • Accession:     TD1989.13.1
  • Country:     United States Brooklyn New York
  • Date:     circa 1930
  • Dimensions:     Inches 17-7/8 83-7/8 5/8, Centimeters 45.5 213.0 1.6
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Interior Design
  • Collection Theme:     Travel, Transportation, and Tourism
  • Subject:     Metal/Metal Design , Hotels , Interior Decoration , Sculpture/Sculpture Design , Travel , Transportation , Skyscraper
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     TD1989.13.1.JPG
  • Tags:     Travel, Transportation, and Tourism~Paintings and Sculpture~Interior Design
Description:
Chrome-plated aluminum relief; centralized profile of Hermes (Mercury) wearing a winged hat with birds in flight in the background flanked by three ocean liners on water and a panoramic cityscape of New York which includes a zeppelin flying in the air, building smoke stacks, a bus and a subway car in transit; this bas relief frieze was from the lobby of the St. George Hotel on Clark Street between Hicks and Henry Streets in Brooklyn; the frieze depicts the city of New York in all of its Art Deco splendor.