Art: Disreputable Lady

Their friends have long poked fun at Brothers Ralph, Herbert and Joseph Pulitzer for spending too much money on their Lady of the Plaza. In the flesh she is curvesome Model Doris Doscher of Whitestone, N. Y. In bronze, across from Manhattan's Hotel Plaza, she is the work of the late Sculptor Karl Bitter and his successor, Isidore Konti. Her name is Abundance (see cut, p. 49).

The late great Joseph Pulitzer's will left $50,000 for a statue "at some suitable place on Central Park preferably on 59th Street." By the time his sons...

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