OOS Sculpture

Formation of the American Football League, 1959

2020 / Katherine Stanek / Canton

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This stunning concrete sculpture celebrates the historic formation of the American Football League in 1959, which ran for ten seasons expanding into new markets and bringing tremendous innovation to the game — especially through the use of television. The artist created eight huge heads, each five feet tall, sitting on top of 70 concrete television sets stacked in a circle. The heads honor the eight men, led by Lamar Hunt, who had the courage to try and compete against the NFL.

Location: Arts in Stark , 900 Cleveland Ave NW, Canton, OH 44702

County

: Stark

Citation

: Katherine Stanek, “Formation of the American Football League, 1959,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed September 26, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/1795.

Title

Formation of the American Football League, 1959

Description

This stunning concrete sculpture celebrates the historic formation of the American Football League in 1959, which ran for ten seasons expanding into new markets and bringing tremendous innovation to the game — especially through the use of television. The artist created eight huge heads, each five feet tall, sitting on top of 70 concrete television sets stacked in a circle. The heads honor the eight men, led by Lamar Hunt, who had the courage to try and compete against the NFL.

Date

2020

Identifier

https://artsinstark.com/the-eleven/

Location City

Location County

Location Site

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900 Cleveland Ave NW, Canton, OH 44702