The Marion Barry Project
The Charles Bergen Studios-led team -- Mara Cherkasky (Historian) and Brandon Bailey (Graphic Designer) - proposed a six foot tall bronze portrait bust of Marion Barry to be located in the main entrance of the John A. Wilson Building. The bust portrays Marion Barry in his late 50’s at the time of the Million Man March in 1995, after he had been recently elected to a fourth term as mayor. Depicting Barry at a time that showed the vigor and charisma of youth and the beginning of a transformation into middle age, the piece portrays Barry with his head slightly cocked to one side and speaking to a crowd - something he did to great effect during his career.
TITLE: The Marion Barry Project
DATE: April 2016
MEDIA: Cast Bronze
DIMENSIONS: 72” H x 36” W x 36” D
LOCATION: John A. Wilson Building
PARTNERS: Mara Cherkasky (Historian) and Brandon Bailey (Graphic Designer)
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