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Olympic sculptures

October 25, 2013

Last month we introduced our readers to a brief history of the relationship between Fine Arts and the modern Olympics, an often overlooked aspect of the Game....

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danpatchett

Nov-18-13 9:26 PM

Continued: Perhaps I was the one who prompted the staff to dive deeper into the archives and rediscover these historically important sculptures.

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danpatchett

Nov-18-13 9:22 PM

After 33 years I want to believe the Village of Lake Placid is more accepting of creative cutting edge art like the non-represental contemporary sculptures that survived after the 1980 Winter Olympics in and around Lake Placid. What an irony the Lyman Kipp sculpture "PLACID" commissioned by the Village and Town of North Elba for Mill Pond Park; made from steel beams of the old 1932 Olympic Arena was so hated by some village provincials that it was dismantled and dumped in a watery grave at the Lake Placid Water Treatment facility till rescued by concerned members at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. Lyman Kipp's "PLACID" now stacked in the back lot of LPCA awaits restoration and resurrection by a committee at LPCA. While doing research for my book "PARADOX BAY" I contacted the Olympic Museum. The staff was helpful providing information and images. Perhaps I was the one who prompted the staff to dive deeper into the archives and rediscover these histor

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