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Chopin Sculpture – Southbank Centre

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Chopin Sculpture – Southbank Centre
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The sculpture, designed by the Polish sculptor Bronislaw Kubica, stands exterior the Royal Festival Hall, dealing with Queen Elizabeth Hall.

The inscription reads: Fryderyk Chopin 1810-1849. "Simplicity is the highest goal, achievable when you have overcome all difficulties." – a citation from Chopin.

The sculpture, a present from Poland in 1975, was put in storage throughout growth works on the Southbank, renovated after which re-sited in 2011. Partially summary, the top appears to indicate the traditional two sides of Chopin with the face break up between a assured youthful composer and the strained sick man in a photograph taken in 1949. (This is typically contested.)

§ "Cannon-fire and blossom: the two sides of Chopin". Guardian Article by Tom Service; 15 February 2010.

Manif nue 7 Juin 2012 – Montréal
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Langton – San Francisco
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Techcrunch reported Synthetic Corp which makes Hypstamtic, SwankoLab, and IncrediBooth has moved from Chicago to San Francisco & they’ve purchased a two-story constructing at 74 Langton they will transfer into in February 2011.

It will probably be "both a worldwide headquarters and a retail/gallery space where events will be held for their community."

The co-founders moved to SF in July and have been working from NextSpace, a cowering house at 28 2nd Street.

From the official press launch:

“We are incredibly excited to be setting up shop in San Francisco…” mentioned Lucas Allen Buick, CEO, Co-Founder, Synthetic Corp. “Now, having this building will give us a chance to interact with our community in person and give users a place to display work, hold photoshoots, and be creative.”…

Architect Douglas Burnham, of Envelope A+D will probably be renovating the constructing.

He additionally renovated Pier 24, the biggest picture exhibition house within the US

I had stopped by Electric Works which was close by, so I took some pictures of 74 with Hipstamatic, 360, and my D7000.

Also just a few issues close by. It is across the nook from Brainwash & close to Sightglass espresso.

It was listed together with 80 Langton the constructing subsequent door. People have been engaged on renovating 80 and one mentioned they’d been working for a few month and a half and it had been purchased by artists (it was once owned by artists – see the information on New Langton under).

He’d heard 74 might need offered, however did not know who purchased it.

Listings say 74 is 3600 sq. toes and was in the marketplace for slightly below one million {dollars}.…

And this PDF has the ground plans on the second web page. langton_sale.pdf

A planning division PDF says it’s a historic constructing inbuilt 1908 and utilized by a casket producer based on a 1950 map. 104.pdf

There’s an inside tour video of 74 & 80 Langton

And one other video with actually tacky music… was once at 74 (it’s now on eleventh st). They did prepress for make journal – 74 Langton is listed on this web page

New Langton Arts which sadly closed in 2009 was initially known as 80 Langton Street and was positioned there from 1975 – 1983.

From an oral historical past of Susan Miller

"1975 actually, in a warehouse space on Langton Street. It was, in fact, an old casket factory in a light-industrial building of the kind common to San Francisco’s South of Market district. The building and facility were owned by a founder, artist Jock Reynolds. The gallery and theater shared one space in a loft rented from Jock by artist and founding member Jim Pomeroy."…

And that is an fascinating piece by Miller on New Langton (which frequently confirmed pictures) (pdf)

Langton Labs, a reside/work warehouse house shouldn’t be distant at 9 Langton (and one other house throughout the road which was once a pictures studio)…

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