New work of art installed at the beach at stop 26
January 9, 2022 5:00 a.m.
A new sculpture, donated to the City of Windsor, has been installed at Stop 26 Beach.
The sculpture by Michigan artist John Sauve was donated by the ARS Gallery in Benton Harbor, Michigan.
The sculpture is titled “Faust” and was created using steel beams salvaged from the Ford Auditorium in Detroit, the historic riverside concert hall that was demolished a decade ago.
The sculpture sits on a cement base just east of Sandpoint Beach. A corresponding sculpture has been installed in Roosevelt Park in Detroit. The two sculptures are believed to symbolize and celebrate the close relationship between the two cities.
“For me, this sculpture project is as much about the art as it is about the history of Windsor and Detroit. With a common international border, a shared river, and an economy and culture rooted in the auto industry, few cities have as many special ties as Windsor and Detroit. I hope this sculpture will inspire viewers to contemplate and appreciate the close and precious ties that our two cities have the chance to share, ”said artist Sauve.
The permanent installation of “Faust” at Stop 26 Beach brings the total number of works in the city’s public art collection, monuments and memorials on display across Windsor to over 100.
“I would like to thank artist John Sauve and the ARS Gallery for donating this unique sculpture to our city’s rich collection of outdoor public art. We’re a city very proud of our parks, public art, and cross-border partnerships, and this new sculpture celebrates the best of those assets while paying homage to the common Windsor-Detroit automotive history that has helped our cities. to prosper, ”said Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens.