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Old Man, Young Man, the Future

1966 by Leonard Baskin

Old Man, Young Man, the Future

Old Man, Young Man, the Future. Credit: R. Tarver for GPTMC


In the courtyard of Society Hill Towers (designed by IM Pei), a forbidding birdlike creature faces off against a seated old man and a standing younger one. According to sculptor Leonard Baskin, the bird represents both the Future and the “promising and ominous” nature of external reality.

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