Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Last Three Days for Kickstarter Campaign to Restore Alfonso Iannelli's graveside memorial

Color pencil rendering by Alfonso Iannelli
 2013 has been the year that brought Chicago sculptor, designer and architect Alfonso Iannelli out of the shadows, with both a major exhibition at the Cultural Center curated by Tim Samuelson, and a lavishly illustrated monograph by David Jameson, Alfonso Iannelli: Modern by Design.

Now, there's only only this Saturday to help a Kickstarter campaign to restore Iannelli's monument to Georgia Guard make its $15,000 goal.  Iannelli created the memorial in 1927 in Park Ridge's Town of Maine Cemetery for the child of a close friend. The plot is also Iannelli's own final unmarked resting place.
Richard Nickel photograph
Ultimately, the larger plan includes creating a marker for Iannelli.  For now, the Kickstarter campaign, administered through Preservation Chicago, hopes to begin to restore the cast-concrete monument to Georgia Guard, which, having reached the end of its own natural life, has weathered to the point of near collapse.

The Kickstarter campaign must reach its $15,000 goal by 11:00 a.m. EST, this Saturday, November 23rd, or the funding will be lost.  You can read more and contribute here

UPDATE [11/23/2013]:  With 90 minutes to go, the campaign has met and exceeded its goal, with $17,036 in pledges.

Read More:
Artist Rediscovered: Alfonso Iannelli: Modern by Design

Creation and the Politics of GenderModernism's Messengers - the Art of Alfonso and Margaret Iannelli.

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