Gibran Khalil Gibran Monument To Be Inaugurated in New York Metropolis

Earlier in April this yr, the United Nations HQ in New York Metropolis honored Lebanese US author Gibran Khalil Gibran with a three-day exhibition entitled “Khalil Gibran returns to New York after 100 years.” The exhibition featured greater than 30 artworks, together with oil work, watercolors, charcoal drawings in addition to the primary version of Gibran’s masterpiece “The Prophet”.

This week, it was introduced {that a} marble sculpture of Khalil Gibran might be inaugurated in New York Metropolis to honor the writer on the a hundredth anniversary of Gibran’s literary masterpiece. The sculpture might be positioned within the backyard of St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery, which was near Gibran’s now-demolished condominium.

It’s a big location as a result of it was reportedly the place the primary public studying of “The Prophet” occurred in 1923. As a substitute of constructing a conventional bust of the writer himself, the monument will emulate a symbolist drawing he made, entitled “Hand of God,” for the quilt of “The Prophet.” It should additionally accommodate an accessible podium for stay recitals. The construction, resembling a hand with rising ‘human flames,’ is being created by the Lebanese artist Rudy Rahme, who hails from the identical village as Gibran, Bcharre. [Source]

The statue is predicted to be unveiled in September 2023.

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