Art: Singing Sculpture

Last week this tune, a pretty hot riff in four-four time, key of C, purled and bubbled from the beak of a little silver-colored bird in the lobby of the Time & Life Building in Manhattan's Rockefeller Center. Every hour, on the hour, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., the little bird sashayed from side to side, opened its beak and sang its song. The little bird's perch was in a wooden tree which overhung the head of a startled-looking horseman (see cut), also carved of wood. The whole thing formed the central figure...

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