Swaps and Shoe Statue in Making: Bronze, By Albert Stewart, To Be Unveiled Next Month In Hollywood Parks Garden, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-12


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Swaps and Shoe1 Statue in Making MakingBronze Bronze By Albert Stewart To Be Unveiled Next Month In Hollywood Parks Garden GardenHOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD PARK Inglewood Calif May 10 Swaps with jockey Bill Shoe ¬ maker in the saddle will soon greet racing patrons as they enter the clubhouse gates at Hollywood Park ParkA A bronze statue of the thoroughbred who smashed three world marks and tied an ¬ other at Hollywood Park two years ago when he was voted Horse of the Year is now in the making and is expected to be ready for unveiling early next month gen ¬ eral manager James D Stewart announced today The statue which will show Swaps in full racing stride is being done by Albert Stewart one of Americas leading sculptors whose work is displayed at the Metropoli ¬ tan Museum of Art in New York City Fogg Museum of Harvard University and other leading galleries galleriesMillard Millard Sheets famed California artist and director of the Los Angeles County Art Museum is the consultant on the project which has been under way for more than a year He is also the designer of the monu ¬ ment that will form the background for the figure which will be slightly more than lifesize Sheets predicts the statue will take its place as one of the finest examples of equine art in this country countryPreparing Preparing New Landscaping LandscapingThe The statue will be erected in the center of the clubhouse gardens through which rac ¬ ing patrons pass on their way from the turnstiles to the main entrance New Land ¬ scaping has already been prepared for it with a reflection pool in front of the staute site and the setting will be qne of unusual beauty according to Sheets SheetsSculptor Sculptor Stewart who is a professor of fine arts at Scripps College has won many awards for his work among them the George D Widener gold medal at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts the Helen Foster Barnett prize at the National Academy Exhibition and the Avery Award at the Architectural League Exhibition ExhibitionTo To prepare for the statue he spent two weeks with Swaps on the Darby Dan Farm riear Lexington Ky where the horse is now at stud studSheets Sheets nationally known as a painter artist designer of buildings art museum administrator and professor of art has a onehorse stable at Hollywood Park ParkIt It was while Bill Pearson was riding two yearolds for him at Hollywood a few years ago that the jockey became interested in art Under the tutelage of Sheets the jockey absorbed so much of the subject that he won the 64000 Question and other rich television prizes for his knowl ¬ edge in this field

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