With a RoboCop statue on its way to somewheresville in Detroit, I was curious to see where he'd fit into Detroit's existing statueverse. Thanks to http://detroit1701.org/Public%20Art%20and%20Sculpture.html for listing many of these statues and images. If you see something missing, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sculptor: Daniel Chester French. Date of installation: 1921. Materials: Bronze and Granite. photo from detroit1701
Sculptor: James L. Lawton. Date of creation and installation: 1978. Sculptor’s webpage: http://www.jamesllawton.com/James_L._Lawton.html
Sculptor: Richard Bennett. Date of installation: 1991. Material: Stainless steel. Website for the sculptor: http://www.richardbennettassociates.com
Located in the formal garden just west of the Belle Isle Conservatory on the east side of the island. Sculptor: Marshall Fredericks. Substances: Black granite and Bronze. Put in place: 1936. Website describing this sculpture: http://www.svsu.edu/typo/fileadmin/websites/mfsm/education/Discussion_Questions_and_Activities_2.pdf
On the Michigan Avenue façade above the major entrance of the Book Cadillac Hotel at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Washington Boulevard in downtown Detroit. Date of installation: 1924.
Location: Central Avenue between Picnic Way and Inselruhe on Belle Isle. Sculptor: Samuel Cashwan. Date of Installation: 1928 Composition: Bronze and Granite. Designer of the pedestal: Frederick C. O’Dell. Use in 2009: Public Sculpture. Website devoted to the accomplishments of Samuel Cashwan: http://www.cashwan.com/
Sculptor: George A. Lawson. Date of Original statue: 1891. Location of original statue: Aye, Scotland, the birthplace of Robert Burns. Date of dedication of this statue in Cass Park: July 23, 1921. Sponsors of this statue: City of Detroit Burns Club and their ladies auxiliary, The Jean Amour Club.
Date of Installation: 2001
In front of the St Bonaventure Monastary.
Second Floor Balcony at the Cass Avenue Entrance, Detroit Public Library. Date of sculpture: 1845. Sculptor: Thomas D. Jones
Located in the walkway above left field in Comerica Park in Downtown Detroit and visible from Adams between Witherell and Brush. Sculptors: Julie Amrany, Omni Amrany and Lou Cella. Date of Dedication: 2000.
Sculptor: Augusto Rivalta. Substance: Bronze and travertine. Date of Installation: 1910
On the campus of Wayne State University near the Reuther Library and close to the intersection of Cass Avenue and Reuther Mall across Cass Avenue from the Detroit Public Library. Sculptor: Oskar Stonorov. Date of Casting: 1960. Date of Installation: 1973. photo by flickr user pinehurst19475:
Near the intersection of Central Avenue and Picnic Way on Belle Isle. Sculptor for the original: Frederick Dunbar. Date of dedication: July 6, 1997. Sculptor for the recreation: Janice B. Trimpe of Grosse Pointe. Website for the sculptor of the present work: http://www.trimpesculpture.com.
Located in front of the Michigan Consolidated Gas/One Woodward Building along West Jefferson Avenue. Sculptor: Giacoma Manzu. Material: bronze. Date of installation: 1963.
A sculpture by John Piet created in 1975 and moved more recently to its present location.
Located at the Henry Ford Centennial Library, Dearborn. Sculptor: Marshall Fredericks. Composition: Marble and bronze. Date of installation: 1975.