New art work installed at Stop 26 Beach
A new sculpture, donated to the City of Windsor has been installed at the Stop 26 Beach.
The sculpture by Michigan artist John Sauve was donated by the ARS Gallery of Benton Harbor, Michigan.
The sculpture is titled “Faust” and was created using steel beams recovered from Detroit’s Ford Auditorium, the historic riverfront concert hall that was demolished about a decade ago.
The sculpture is set on a cement base just east of Sandpoint Beach. A corresponding sculpture has been installed in Detroit’s Roosevelt Park. The two sculptures are meant to symbolize and celebrate the close relationship between the two cities.
“For me, this sculpture project is as much about the art as it is about the history of Windsor and Detroit. With a common international border, a shared river, and an economy and culture rooted in the automotive industry, few cities are endowed with as many special bonds as Windsor and Detroit. I hope this sculpture inspires viewers to contemplate and appreciate the close and valuable ties our two cities are fortunate to share,” said artist Sauve.
The permanent installation of “Faust” at Stop 26 Beach brings the total number of pieces in the City’s public art, monuments and memorials collection to over one hundred on display across Windsor
“I would like to thank artist John Sauve and the ARS Gallery for donating this unique sculpture to our city’s rich collection of outdoor public art. We are a city that takes great pride in our parks, public art and cross-border partnerships, and this new sculpture celebrates the best of these assets while paying tribute to Windsor-Detroit’s shared automotive history, which has helped our cities flourish,” said Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens.