Faun Uptown

 

A faun with a bear I saw up in the Morningside Heights area, when I was running late for that Feminist Zine Fest a couple of months ago.

There’s also a larger statue of Pan himself in that area that someone showed me once, next time I’m up there I should find it again and get some pictures. Meanwhile, here’s an image of it and some history courtesy of a public sculpture site Columbia University keeps.

http://library.columbia.edu/locations/avery/art-properties/public-outdoor-sculpture-at-columbia.html

According to this link, in the 1890’s this Pan statue was originally commissioned for the Dakota, but was considered “inappropriate” for the space due to it’s nudity. Which is funny, given that the Dakota is probably associated in a number of people’s brains with something like this:

Hmmm, that was also seized in it’s day for being “pornographic”. People are stupid. Hey, give it a listen:

 

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