Quest Eternal

Pru aficionados will recognize this sculpture.  Made by sculptor Donald DeLue and called “Quest Eternal,” It was placed in the north plaza of the Prudential Center 1965 (after the official dedication) where it remains today–one of the few remnants of the original plaza design.  The architects of the Pru, Charles Luckman Associates, had serious reservations about this piece.  Looking at this photograph in October 28, 1965, from DeLue’s studio, architect Charles Stanton was sure that there would be “serious criticism in Boston” and that the architect would be blamed.  He may have thought the theme too risqué.  But Prudential executives were inclined toward inspiring, figural art pieces, which looked back to the art program at Rockefeller Center.

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