Olszewski Goebel Miniatures ERA
To The Bandstand
Updated: March 12, 2013
Edition Size: Open
Materials: Hand-Painted Bronze
Year of Issue: 1987
Issue Price: $45
Trademark: TMK 3
HISTORY: What is more American than the annual Memorial Day parade with the local band playing a stirring John Philip Sousa march?
Are you taken back to your childhood? Can't you almost hear the sound of the tuba and smell the aroma of popcorn, hot dogs, and sauerkraut?
GENERAL: The parade is over and the tuba player is walking across the grassy area to the bandstand. A little boy wearing a paper hat runs up waving his American flag and says, "Hey, Mister!"
The tuba player acknowledges the little boy and there is instant and positive interaction between the two.
This sculpture recalls the emotion of "Clowning Around." Note the legs of the tuba player are longer than usual to give a stride effect. The piece is also vertical in stature, whereby previous figurines have been primarily horizontal.
Note the paper hat on the little boy. Not knowing how to make a paper hat, Bob asked around the studio for anyone who knew how to make one. One of the painters came forward with the hat used as the model.
SIGNED: On the bottom of the base with a full script signature.
Source: Page 98, The Goebel Miniatures of Robert Olszewski: An Authoritative Reference & Price Guide, Dick Hunt, published in 1989.
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