Gift Idea for Art Lovers

John Behan's Arrival.

By Irish America Staff
February / March 2002

Irish sculptor John Behan’s bronze memorial “Arrival” was recently unveiled at the UN Plaza in New York. Behan describes the work as having an emphasis “…on hope, the future. The people walk down the gangplanks into a new world having survived the wild, stormy voyage across the Atlantic. But the sculpture speaks to us of all peoples, not merely the Irish.” Behan’s work is included in the private collections of the President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, UN High Commissioner Mary Robinson, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Bill and Hillary Clinton, George Mitchell, Seamus Heaney, Edna O’Brien, Placido Domingo, the late Samuel Beckett and others. collectors may acquire one of John Behan’s limited edition of the 100 individually-cast bronze sculptures based on “Arrival” at the UN Plaza. Each piece is signed and numbered by the sculptor and is accompanied by a certificate of Provenance. Each number in the edition is valued at US$5,800. ♦

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