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Me at 19

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What a fun picture of me and Kevin Parent (now at Oblong) that someone found and gave me yesterday.  I was a sophomore at MIT and probably 19 (although maybe 18).  Oh to be 170 pounds again.

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Can you name the statue?  Bonus points if you can name the location on the MIT campus.

  • http://jennlog.com jenn

    Henry Moore's Three-Piece Reclining Figure, Draped — by E25?

    • http://www.feld.com Brad Feld

      Well done.

      • Josef Sachs

        That's not Three Piece Reclining Figure Draped, which is located in Killian Court.
        I'm not sure what piece that is.

        • http://www.feld.com Brad Feld

          I thought it was. It’s definitely the Henry Moore in Killian Court.

        • http://jennlog.com jenn

          I seem to remember there being two Moore Reclining Figures at MIT one by E25 and one in Killian Court.

          • http://www.feld.com Brad Feld

            Hmmm. It has been about 23 years – maybe my memory isn’t working right. I guess I’ll go figure it out definitively when I’m back on campus in June.

          • http://jennlog.com jenn

            Maybe the second was a newer gift/acquisition? I was last there 3-4 years ago

          • Josef Sachs

            I've heard that the memory is the second thing to go.

            Anyway, on this interactive map, you can see (small)
            images of the two Moore pieces at MIT:
            http://listart.mit.edu/map

            “Three-Piece Reclining Figure, Draped” is in Killian Court,
            and “Reclining Figure (Working Model for Lincoln Center
            Sculpture)” is near E-25 (Wiesner Plaza?).

            Neither of them appear to be the piece in your photo.

          • http://www.feld.com Brad Feld

            Mystery solved. I totally blew this one. It’s actually the Henry Moore in Harvard Yard. http://jimyoung14.blogspot.com/2006/09/classic-ar… I think it’s called Four-Piece Reclining Figure but I’m not 100% sure. Regardless, I have no idea what Kevin and I were doing hanging around Harvard Yard. Whatever it was, it must have been “trouble” of some sort.

          • Josef Sachs

            Thanks for the follow-up.

            And you probably have the name right.
            http://www.hno.harvard.edu/tour/13_high.html

  • Steve Bergstein

    1) I would have had no idea about the statue had Jenn not posted the answer
    2) I would have recognized Kevin but not you.

    I'm sure that I weighed more than you then but I weigh more than you now, too. Those were good times.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/bfeld bfeld

    Well done.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/steve_bergs2127 steve_bergs2127

    1) I would have had no idea about the statue had Jenn not posted the answer
    2) I would have recognized Kevin but not you.

    I'm sure that I weighed more than you then but I weigh more than you now, too. Those were good times.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/jenn547 jenn547

    Henry Moore's Three-Piece Reclining Figure, Draped — by E25?

  • Josef Sachs

    That's not Three Piece Reclining Figure Draped, which is located in Killian Court.
    I'm not sure what piece that is.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/bfeld bfeld

    I thought it was. It’s definitely the Henry Moore in Killian Court.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/jenn547 jenn547

    I seem to remember there being two Moore Reclining Figures at MIT one by E25 and one in Killian Court.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/bfeld bfeld

    Hmmm. It has been about 23 years – maybe my memory isn’t working right. I guess I’ll go figure it out definitively when I’m back on campus in June.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/jenn547 jenn547

    Maybe the second was a newer gift/acquisition? I was last there 3-4 years ago

  • Josef Sachs

    Thanks for the follow-up.

    And you probably have the name right.
    http://www.hno.harvard.edu/tour/13_high.html

  • Josef Sachs

    I've heard that the memory is the second thing to go.

    Anyway, on this interactive map, you can see (small)
    images of the two Moore pieces at MIT:
    http://listart.mit.edu/map

    "Three-Piece Reclining Figure, Draped" is in Killian Court,
    and "Reclining Figure (Working Model for Lincoln Center
    Sculpture)" is near E-25 (Wiesner Plaza?).

    Neither of them appear to be the piece in your photo.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/bfeld bfeld

    Mystery solved. I totally blew this one. It’s actually the Henry Moore in Harvard Yard. http://jimyoung14.blogspot.com/2006/09/classic-ar… I think it’s called Four-Piece Reclining Figure but I’m not 100% sure. Regardless, I have no idea what Kevin and I were doing hanging around Harvard Yard. Whatever it was, it must have been “trouble” of some sort.

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