Government of the People, Municipal Services Building Plaza

Jacques Lipchitz
1976, 30 feet high

Commissioned specifically for this plaza as part of the percent for art program, Government of the People was designed as a symbol for democracy. According to various sources it depicts a family--father, mother, two children--supporting a young couple at the top, the hope for the future. The banner they hold at the top has the seal of the city of Philadelphia.

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