Marion Barry statue to be unveiled in DC Saturday

On Saturday, Washington D.C.’s leaders will unveil a statue of the late “Mayor for Life,” Marion Barry. WUSA9 talked to the statue’s artist about his inspiration for the piece. Author: Stephanie Ramirez Published: 11:33 PM EST February 27, 2018 On Saturday, Washington D.C.’s leaders will unveil a statue of the late “Mayor for Life,” Marion Barry. The […]

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Mayor Barry Is Back

This time as a permanent 8-foot bronze statue on Pennsylvania Avenue NW TOM SHERWOOD FEB 26, 2018 11 AM If Marion Barry cut a larger-than-life figure in city politics for 50 years, get ready for his next act. Barry is back. Scores of critics will be inflamed anew, his supporters happy to see their old friend Boss Barry […]

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‘Mayor for Life’ Barry to be Memorialized in Bronze

February 21, 2018 Tatyana Hopkins – Washington Informer Contributing Writer Plans to memorialize Marion Barry Jr. began soon after he died at the age of 78 in November 2014. More than three years later, the “Mayor for Life” will rise again in the form of an eight-foot bronze statue to be placed outside of John A. […]

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Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry’s commemorative statue to debut March 3

The eight-foot-tall statue will be unveiled outside the John A. Wilson Building By Michelle Goldchain@goldchainam   In November 2014, former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, Jr. passed away at the age of 78, and since then, there have been plans to memorialize him with a statue. The $300,000, eight-foot-tall statue will be installed outside the John A. Wilson […]

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‘Excellence has no color’

Unlikely friendship forges after DC chooses white artist for Barry’s tribute The Washington Post Feb 4, 2018 WASHINGTON – When Cora Masters Barry met Steven Weitzman in 2016, she knew only two things about him. She knew that he was the artist selected by the city to create a bronze sculpture of her late husband, […]

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D.C.’s next monument could honor Marion Barry

By Paul Schwartzman November 7, 2017 Email the author As much as anything, D.C. is a city of magisterial memorials to the dead. Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln — even Sonny Bono — are among the many who have inspired monuments of one form or another after drawing their final breaths. Now add Marion S. Barry Jr. — he of four mayoral terms, three […]

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D.C. Leaders Get First Look At Marion Barry Statue

Armando Trull The design for a new statue honoring D.C. former “mayor for life” Marion Barry was presented to city leaders last week. A friend of Barry’s was the model for the eight-foot clay mold, which will be cast into a larger-than-life bronze statue by artist Steven Weitzman. After it is cast and transported, the statue of […]

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Photos: A Peek At The Forthcoming Marion Barry Memorial Statue

Photos: A Peek At The Forthcoming Marion Barry Memorial Statue BY RACHEL KURZIUS IN NEWS ON OCT 30, 2017 4:35 PM The memorial statue of D.C. “Mayor for Life” Marion Barry is one step closer to completion. Weitzman Studios in Maryland created a full-body 8 foot clay model of the former mayor, councilmember, and civil rights leader, who died in […]

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