"Miner" (1925) by Henry Lion

 
DESCRIPTION: 7-foot cast bronze statue of miner panning for gold, mounted on a granite boulder (originally also with a fountain stream with rocks and boulders)
This historic 1925 sculpture/statue, locally referred to as "Dan the Miner," was stolen in 2008, recovered from a salvage yard days after the theft, and re-installed later in 2008 on a granite boulder pedestal.  The original fountain of a stream over rocks was not restored and has been fully removed (the water service for the fountain can be seen on the turf in front of the sculpture in the photograph below).

THE PUBLIC ART:

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THE PUBLIC PLACE:
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HISTORY:
 
   
   Installation Ceremony, 1925                   


   theft, 2008 
   (photo credit: Los Angeles Times) 

 
   theft and discovery at salvage yard, 2008 
   (photo credit:  Los Angeles Times)


LOCATION:  Carthay Circle, corner of San Vicente Blvd. 
and McCarthy Vista, Los Angeles, CA