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Times-Picayune: Outdoor sculpture returns to CBD in New Orleans after 35-year absence


Ida Kohlmeyer sculpture

A sculpture titled “Box of Artificial Flowers #6” by the late Ida Rittenberg Kohlmeyer was installed at Poydras Street and Loyola Avenue in celebration of International Sculpture Day on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The sculpture was originally displayed at the reflecting pool in front of the New Orleans Museum of Art before being bought by a private collector in Chicago 35 years ago. Last year, the Helis Foundation reacquired the sculpture from the private collector and funded a complete restoration by G. Paul Lucas, one of Kohlmeyer’s original studio assistants.

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