Help us keep the Lachaise Peacocks currently on loan to the museum until May 2016, courtesy of the Lachaise Foundation and in cooperation with the public art program of the New York City Parks Department.
Both the Bartow-Pell Conservancy and the Lachaise Foundation would like to make the peacocks permanent, but we need to raise funds to purchase them to do so. Please help with a donation today.
Short-tailed Peacock, 1920; Long-tailed Peacock, 1928
Bronze with gilding, cast in 2002 at the Modern Art Foundry, New York
The agricultural industrialist James Deering commissioned Gaston Lachaise (1882-1935) to create the short-tailed peacock in 1920 for Vizcaya, his country estate south of Miami. Architect Philip Goodwin commissioned the long-tailed peacock in 1928 for a fountain at his estate in Syosset, Long Island.