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Faces of Olivier

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:Broyle Road
Town:Chichester
Parish:Chichester
Council:Chichester District Council
County:West Sussex
Postcode:PO19
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Object setting:Inside building
Access is:Public
Location note:In the Foyer of Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park
In the AZ book:East Sussex
Page:140
Grid reference:C5
The A-Z books used are A-Z East Sussex and A-Z West Sussex (Editions 1A 2005). Geographers' A-Z Map Company Ltd. Sevenoaks.

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Makers

Name : Lawrence Holofcener
     Role:Sculptor

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General Information

Construction period:1984
Installation date:1985
Unveiling date:05/05/1985
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Chichester Festival Theatre
Object listing:Not listed
Description:A wall mounted sculptural relief comprised of 28 small bronze busts depicting Laurence Olivier in various theatre characters that he played. A large photograph of Olivier is above the sculpture and below there is an explanatory diagram of the various roles depicted.
Signatures:Underside of bottom right hand edge:
L Holofcener
1984
Underside of bottom left hand edge:
Laurence
OLIVIER
Inscription:Bronze plaque attached to the wall below the relief:

A tribute to
Laurence Olivier
from his
Colleagues and Friends
in America and Britain.
5 May 1985 Sculptor: Lawrence Holofcener

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Classification

Categories:Commemorative, Sculptural
Object type1:Relief
Subject type1:Figurative
Subject type2:Portrait
     Subject subtype1:Group

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Object Parts

Part 1:Relief
     Material:Bronze
     Height (cm):70
     Width (cm):100
     Depth (cm):7

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Date of on-site inspection:01/05/2007

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History

History:Chichester Festival Theatre was opened in 1962 under the direction of Sir Laurence Olivier. It was designed by Philip Powell and Hidalgo Moya and was built during 1960 - 1961. It is now a Grade 2* listed building. It started as the idea of a local ophthalmologist Leslie Evershed-Martin. He raised the £105,000 needed to build the theatre by private fundraising, public subscription and commercial sponsorship. Evershed-Martin asked Sir Laurence Olivier to be the inaugural Artistic Director. During 1962 and 1965 he established at Chichester the founding actors of his National Theatre Company.

The Minerva Theatre was built in the 1980s, making Chichester Festival Theatre the only theatre in the UK to have two thrust stages.

The sculpture was unveiled by Sir Laurence Olivier.
Hard archive file:Yes

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References


Further information:
http://www.holofcener.com/

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Date: 01/05/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 01/05/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 01/05/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 01/05/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons

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