Public Sculpture in Grand Rapids

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Number 48



Artist: Stuart Padnos
Medium: Steel
Location: Near entrance to Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Aah-Nab-Awen Park (220 Front Ave NW Grand Rapids, MI 49504). The Park is on the west bank of the Grand River.
Notes: In his unique style Michigan scrap metal dealer and artist Stuart Padnos created this football player to recognize President Ford as the center on the University of Michigan football team in the 1930’s. The sculpture was dedicated in 2003 on Ford’s 90th birthday.

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