LizArt Live! Auction at Orlando City Hall

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Title

LizArt Live! Auction at Orlando City Hall

Alternative Title

LizArt Live! Auction

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Art--Florida
Statues
Art auctions
City halls

Description

The LizArt Live! auction at Orlando City Hall, located at 400 South Orange Avenue, in Downtown Orlando, Florida 2002. The statues range between 5 feet and six inches in height to seven feet and six inches in length. The lizard statues were originally located at various places in Orlando, such as the Orlando Centroplex, Lake Eola, the Expo Centre, and the Cultural Corridor, CityWalk at Universal Studios Orlando, the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando International Airport, Leu Gardens, and Loch Haven Park.

The LizArt project was inspired by Chicago's cows on Parade, which was modeled after a public art project in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1998. Other cities have held similar projects, such as Cincinnati's pigs, Lexington's horses, Buffalo's buffalo, Virginia Beach's mermaids, New Orleans' fish, and Rhode Island's potato heads. The LizArt was auctioned on January 31, 2002.

Creator

Cook, Thomas

Source

Original color digital images by Thomas Cook, January 31, 2002: Private Collection of Thomas Cook.

Date Created

2002-01-31

Contributor

Cook, Thomas

Is Part Of

Thomas Cook Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

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Medium

11 color digital images

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Orlando City Hall, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher
Humanities Teacher
Visual Arts Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Thomas Cook and published by RICHES of Central Florida.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Thomas Cook and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Thomas Cook

External Reference

Maupin, Elizabeth. Lizards Slither Into Downtown Orlando: The City This Week Will Unleash Lizart, With 49 Creatures Headed To Sidewalks And Parks." The Orlando Sentinel, October 16, 2000. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2000-10-16/news/0010160288_1_lizards-mike-conrad-stand-tall.
Maupin, Elizabeth. "Auction To Make Lizards Cash Cows For Culture: Public Sale Of The Playful Sculptures Will Benefit Downtown Arts District." The Orlando Sentinel, September 14, 2001. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2001-09-14/lifestyle/0109130382_1_lizards-downtown-arts-district-robinson.
Krueger, Jill. "Lizards away! Auction sells off LizArt!" Orlando Business Journal, February, 1, 2002. http://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/stories/2002/01/28/daily45.html?page=all.

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