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"Bloomingdale Medallions"
stainless steel, 18 x 18" (46 x 46cm)


commissioned by
the Columbus Amsterdam Business Improvement District (BID)

with the support of El Taller Latino Americano


 

Jose Feliciano Constance Baker Motley
Mario Bauza Abbey Lincoln
Elizabeth Acevedo Isamu Noguchi
John Coltrane Billy Strayhorn
Isamu Noguchi  

This series of Bloomingdale residents who shaped our world will be installed in different area of the neighborhood.

Happy Warrior Playground (PS 163)
West 98th Street and Amsterdam Avenue
untill February 28, 2024

Fredrick Douglas Playground
Amsterdam Ave bet. W. 100 St. and W 102 St.
February 28 - June 27, 2024

the residents represented:

Elizabeth Acevedo Dominican-American poet and author

Mario Bauzá (April 28, 1911 – July 11, 1993), Afro-Cuban jazz, Latin and jazz musician

John Coltrane (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967), American jazz saxophonist, bandleader and composer

José Feliciano (born September 10, 1945), Puerto Rican musician, singer and composer

Abbey Lincoln (August 6, 1930 – August 14, 2010), American jazz vocalist , songwriter civil rights activist

Constance Baker Motley ( née Baker; September 14, 1921 – September 28, 2005), American jurist and politician

Isamu Noguchi (November 17, 1904 – December 30, 1988), American artist and landscape architect

Billy Strayhorn (November 29, 1915 – May 31, 1967), American jazz composer, pianist and arranger


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