Baboons (Male and Female)
TITLE: Baboons (Male and Female)
ARTIST: Marshall M. Fredericks
ABOUT: These are the full-scale models of two figures for Fredericks' Baboon Fountain for the Glass Industries Building at the 1939 World's Fair in Flushing Meadows Park, New York. To the left is the only female figure that was part of the fountain. Her composure contrasts with the four male baboons of the group that appear more animated. The male’s knees are separated, widening his stance and increasing his stability. His bared teeth suggest aggression and his brow line is more pronounced. Fredericks has imparted him with a personality.
Small sketch models of this figure, as well as other figures for the fountain, are in a display case on the east end of the Main Exhibit Gallery.
LOCATION: Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, Michigan