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Television

Leo Friedlander

American. 1890 - 1969

Above 49th Street entrance

A native New Yorker, Leo Friedlander studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Brussels and Paris and was awarded the Prix de Rome in 1913. Television is a companion piece to his Radio, both themed after NBC, the building’s main tenant. In this work, as in Radio, transmission plays a central role. The image of the dancing figures on the west is being sent by the larger figure (transmission) to the standing figure (reception) on the east who, in turn, then presents this image to the seated figures, or the audience.

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