The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts | School and University Programs

Shaw Visual & Performing Art Center

Addendum 1: Douglas

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“My wife recovered the pink ones. She and me are sharing the same passion for lamps and lighting as you do”

Douglas from Clayshire Electric Inc.

Sebastian H.

 

 

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“I love it. So does Rainer.

Thanks for all the help. Bob, Jenny, Trina, Lisa, Courtney, Elise, Tim, Helene, Susan Matthias, Emmy, Steve, Amy…”

Sebastian H.
Karlsruhe, Germany

Laine & Luca S.

 

 

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“It’s ugly.”

Laine & Luca S.
St. Louis, MO

Jan S.

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“This was the first lamp I purchased for my studio apartment in NYC. I moved to New York in 1969 right out of college and lived in a hotel for women and then shared an apartment until I got my very own in 1971. A year later, I needed to replace the shade. I had the day off from work at Saks 5th Avenue and I was all dressed up to go shopping and have a frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity. On my way home, I had my purse snatched off my arm. I chased the thieves up FDR Drive, never losing hold of my lampshade. An off-duty policeman and I caught them and took them to court. This is the same shade.”

Jan S.
St. Louis, MO

Barbara O.

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Barbara bought the lamp at an Antique shop in Wentzville 40 years ago. “Dominic Troini loved it.”

Barbara Oldin
St. Louis, MO

Susan, Russell & Jackson M.

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“We bought it at the now-defunct ‘Humble Abode’. We’ve just grow apart.” The replacement will be “a younger, thinner lamp.”

Susan and Russell M. (pictured: Jackson M.)
St. Louis, MO

Matthias W. & Steve T.

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“We sought it out, high and low… it winked at us heavily.”

 

Matthias W. & Steve T.
St. Louis, MO

Jim A.

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“I’m really gald there’s someplace that can use the old fixtures.”

 

Jim A.
Kirkwood, MO

Katie B.

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“Loved the idea of a lantern but never could find a place for it in my apartment.”

Katie B.
Chesterfield, MO

Lamp Collection and Church Installation in the News

Our Community Light Project has been featured in a couple of stories on the St. Louis Beacon’s website. They focus specifically on the installation of lamps at the church on Spring Ave, but each homes in on a particular aspect of the overall effort. One is an interview with artists Sebastian Hungerer and Rainer Kehres. The other focus more on the collection process and the intent of this project.

Please take a look here and here