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Modern Art & Design on the Superblock: Pablo Picasso/Carl Nesjar 'Bust of Sylvette' Sculpture at University Village

October 29, 2016

The “Bust of Sylvette” within University Village (I.M. Pei & Associates, 1964–1967) and Sasaki Walker & Associates’ landscape design at Washington Square Village (S.J. Kessler and Sons, Paul Lester Weiner, 1959) 
are key aspects of Greenwich Village’s most successful superblocks. This Design Nation event offers a unique opportunity to experience "Sylvette," the beloved Pablo Picasso/Carl Nesjar public sculpture, with special guest speaker John Scott as he discusses the material, fabrication and condition in context.

Active in art and heritage conservation, science and cultural history, Scott is president of the NY Conservation Foundation. Well versed in Picasso's remarkable collaboration with artist-fabricator-technician Carl Nesjar to produce over 30 such sculptures using Erling Viksjø's Betograve process, Scott has led conservation treatments and the monumental cross-campus move of the duo's largest 'Head of a Woman' sculpture, for Princeton University.

Following time spent at the landmarked University Village, the event will conclude with a walk-through of the lauded yet underutilized and threatened garden at Washington Square Village.

Converse over hot chocolate, cider and sweets from City Bakery. Presented by Design Nation.

Saturday October 29, 12:00– 2:00pm
University Village
505 LaGuardia Place
Reservations required
$20. Suggested
www.design-nation.org

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Left, garden benches, Washington Square Village, S.J. Kessler and Sons and Paul Lester Weiner, 1959. Right: University Village, with "Bust of Sylvette," I.M. Pei & Associates, 1964–1967.
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