September 22, 2011
Legally Bronze!
Patricia Cronin first installed a marble tombstone of herself and her partner, artist Deborah Kass, at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx back in 2002. With roots in classic tomb sculpture—and Courbet’s 1867 erotic masterpiece Sleep, depicting two women intertwined in bed— the sculpture was titled Memorial to a Marriage. That was something of a mirage, given the legal situation, but meanwhile, the sculpture toured museums around the country. But that changed over the summer, when, as the New York Times recorded, the couple tied the knot on the first day they were able to. And this week, the bronze version of the sculpture was unveiled on the couple’s plot. Cronin’s sculpture is one of the most visited grave sites in the cemetery, along with those of Miles Davis and Duke Ellington, the Daily News reports. 

Legally Bronze!

Patricia Cronin first installed a marble tombstone of herself and her partner, artist Deborah Kass, at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx back in 2002. With roots in classic tomb sculpture—and Courbet’s 1867 erotic masterpiece Sleep, depicting two women intertwined in bed— the sculpture was titled Memorial to a Marriage. That was something of a mirage, given the legal situation, but meanwhile, the sculpture toured museums around the country. But that changed over the summer, when, as the New York Times recorded, the couple tied the knot on the first day they were able to. And this week, the bronze version of the sculpture was unveiled on the couple’s plot. Cronin’s sculpture is one of the most visited grave sites in the cemetery, along with those of Miles Davis and Duke Ellington, the Daily News reports. 

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    This is beautiful.
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