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Barton Rubenstein

Man and Earth
2015
12"H (and 16' H)
Stainless Steel

This sculpture has been chosen by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery, as the Portrait of a Nation Award, given at the annual gala event to honor “Great Americans.” The inaugural 2015 event honored baseball legend Hank Aaron, singer Aretha Franklin, artist and architect Maya Lin, Corporal Kyle Carpenter, and fashion designer Carolina Herrara. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • A Symbol of International Solidarity: As art can transcend and inspire the human spirit, Rubenstein has created this edition of sculptures as a symbol of international solidarity. Using stainless steel to imply all races and nationalities, Rubenstein plans to place “Man and Earth” in various countries around the world, whose collective goals strive for freedom and a sustainable world. In September, 2015, the City of Jerusalem accepted a proposal to display the 16′ high “Man and Earth” in a prominent public space at the center of the city.