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David Judelson
Lechmere Canal Park

Title: The British are Coming! The British are Coming!
Date: 1988
Materials: Polyurethane on steel
Dimensions: Two sections, each 96" x 144"
Location: Pedestrian underpass beneath the Commercial Avenue bridge

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In April 1775, when British troops rowed across the Charles River from Boston on the way to their historic encounter with colonists at Lexington and Concord, they landed near this site. Painted in a geometric style, this two-part mural depicts the British "Redcoats" in formation. In the background are black and white reproductions of two famous historical paintings Singleton Copley's portrait of Paul Revere and Grant Wood's Paul Revere's Ride.

David Judelson originally pursued architecture as an undergraduate and graduate student at M.I.T, but became increasingly interested in ceramics. He studied at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in the 1970s, and has pursued art ever since. His many large-scale public commissions include a sculptural rooftop terrace for Scholastic, Inc., in New York. He also has exhibited his work in numerous group and solo exhibitions. He spent many years living in the Boston area before moving to New York City.

Commissioned through the Cambridge Arts Council's Public Art Program.



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