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We woke up to a beautiful late-June morning. The sun shone brightly. Birds were chirping. A slight breeze cooled the air to a deliciously comfortable level. What better way to take advantage of such terrific weather than to spend the day in Trenton, New Jersey — one-time proud honoree of the title "Fourth Most Dangerous City in America."
|"One art, please."|
|1. "Ain't nothing like the real thing, baby" 2. "FAKE!"|
One of Johnson's earliest pieces, "The Awakening," is also on display in the remote "meadow" section. The 70-foot figure is actually five separate pieces strategically embedded in the ground to create the illusion of a prone giant working to free himself from the earth. The sculpture was on display in Washington, DC for 28 years and then briefly at National Harbor, Maryland before moving to Trenton.
|"Get me out of Trenton!|
I know some did for me.
* Those exceptions are Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, George Segal (the artist, not the actor), Mark Ryden and, now, Seward Johnson.