Afro Pick Sculpture Installed Near Controversial Philly Statue

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A new sculpture is in place in Center City Philadelphia — just feet from the statue of former mayor Frank Rizzo.

The sculpture is of an Afro pick and was created by artist Hank Willis Thomas.

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It’s called “All Power To The People.”

The tines of the pick are driven into the surface of the plaza with a clenched fist at the other end.

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The afro pick stands eight feet tall and weighs nearly 800 pounds.

This is a temporary monument.

The artist says it’s meant to highlight ideas related to community, strength, perseverance, comradeship and resistance to oppression.

 

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