The Forever Businessman

In White Plains there is a building with a very interesting statue. It’s been there ever since I was a child and I remember it from when I first went to White Plains with my mom.

He looks to be a lawyer from the papers in his case and hands. Every part of the statue has great detailing. His clothes, his papers (which are readable!), his voice recorder (a really old cassette tape model).

Also, it seems someone dropped a nickle into his case, but it’s so filled with stagnant water no one wants to fish it out! Not that I can blame them…

Near by is a placard with information about the statue. The papers are dated 1981, so I guess that is around the time this was made. The artist is J. Steward Johnson Jr. while the name of the piece is called “First Case.”

Looking the artist, I found this. Apparently he’s known for these sort of statues. His personal website (with a collection of his other works) is here.

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