Art in New York City – Good Defeats Evil

       I certainly don’t consider myself an aficionado of art – to the contrary, I often find visits to art displays to be an intrusion on my time.  However, I do appreciate good works of art – whether drawing, sculpture, music, or even writing – particularly if the piece offers something unique. 

       Such is the case with Good Defeats Evil, a sculpture by Russian artist Zurab Tsereteli on the grounds of the United Nations.  This piece depicts St. George (“Good”) on a rearing horse, slaying a dragon (“Evil”) with a huge spear.  “So what?” you may ask…what’s so special about that?

       What makes the work special, in my mind, are the facts that it was a gift from the (former) Soviet Union to the United Nations in 1990, and that the sculpture was made from recycled weapons – sections of scrapped American and Soviet missiles.  It’s certainly worth a visit, as is Tsereteli’s  Tear of Grief, across the Hudson River in Bayonne, New Jersey; I’ll write about that one later this week… 

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back often – I write and post every day!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my website,  In the near future, I’ll have excerpts of my books that you can read, accessible through my site.  Please check it out!   

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Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer 

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death in The Cloisters (under construction)

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