Cornet (sculpture)

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Artist David Adickes
Year 1986 (1986)
Type Sculpture
Medium Concrete, steel
Subject Cornet
Dimensions 6.1 m × 7.9 m (20 ft × 26 ft)
Location Galveston, Texas, United States

Cornet is an outdoor concrete and steel sculpture of a cornet by David Adickes, located in the Strand Historic District of Galveston, Texas, in the United States.[1] Modeled after a cornet purchased at an antique shop in New Orleans, the 20 feet (6.1 m) by 26 feet (7.9 m) replica originally served as a stage prop at the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition. Adickes converted the prop into a freestanding sculpture for installation in Galveston in 1986.

Description and history[edit]

Cornet, designed by Native Texan artist David Adickes,[2] is located at 23rd Street and The Strand in Galveston's Strand Historic District. Before being converted into a freestanding sculpture and installed in Galveston in 1986, the cornet served as a stage prop at the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition.[1] Adickes' model was a "turn-of-the-century-style" cornet purchased an at antique shop in New Orleans.[2] The sculpture is made of white concrete over a steel frame and measures 20 feet (6.1 m) by 26 feet (7.9 m).[1][2] It features keys, a mouthpiece and spigots, and is mounted on two metal poles.[3] Cornet was surveyed by the Smithsonian Institution's Save Outdoor Sculpture! program in 1993.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c "Galveston Public Art: A Driving Tour: Cornet". & Company. Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Little, Carol Morris (January 1, 1996). A Comprehensive Guide to Outdoor Sculpture in Texas. University of Texas Press. p. 229. Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Cornet, (sculpture)". Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved September 3, 2013. 

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Coordinates: 29°18′25″N 94°47′39″W / 29.3069°N 94.7941°W / 29.3069; -94.7941