The bronze statue has been completed but will not be shown to the
public until its
unveiling at 1:00 PM on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at it permanent site
in South Philly:
East Passyunk Avenue, South 13th Street & Mifflin Street.
Carl LeVotch has finished the clay sculpture of Giardello. Now the
Laran Bronze Studios
is in the process of making the mold from which the final bronze
statue will be cast at their Foundry.
The Red Wax version of
the Giardello sculpture.
The Giardello sculpture
covered in the rubber of the mold.
This mold will next be
covered in a plaster "mother mold".
The molds will be used
for the bronze casting of the final work.
The rubber mold & mother
mold will be taken to the foundry for the bronze casting.
The casting should be finished by mid-September.
The most recent view of
the work-in-progress statue.
A detail of the face of
The Giardello Statue
will be placed on
Passyunk Avenue in the Fall of 2010.
The clay model of the
statue is nearing completion.
It will be cast in bronze this summer.
The first photo of the
large figure (Oct. 28).
A detail of the
cartouche featuring ancient boxer Pollex.
Joey's son, Paul
Tilelli, studies the large work-in-progress statue.
Rosalie Tilelli, Joey's
widow, approves the statue concept and design.
The small version of the
statue nears completion.
The Giardello statue
begins to take form.
This 2-foot model is
expected to be completed by the end of July.
The finished final work
will be dedicated in September 2010.
Levotch studies his
This is a life-sized
sketch of the planned statue.
above sketch is the first study of LeVotch's vision for the