Hobo, the Tony Rosenthal sculpture pictured above, has become so much a part of the streetscape at Euclid and McPherson that you may have assumed, as I did, it was a permanent installation. In fact, however, Hobo has been on loan to the Central West End Association from Laumeier Sculpture Park for the past fourteen years. It is headed back home to the sculpture park located in Sunset Hills early tomorrow morning (see last photo).
Rosenthal's Hobo was dedicated on Thanksgiving weekend 1998. The photo taken at the dedication, above, shows the late arts patrons and philanthropists Judith (second from left) and Adam Aronson, Jill Maguire (left), Executive Director of the Regional Arts Commission, and Kathryn Adamchick (third from left) an independent art consultant, who was Laumeier's Curator of Exhibitions at the time.
The Central West End Association is currently in talks with Laumeier Sculpture Park for a sculpture to replace Rosenthal's Hobo. An announcement is expected soon.