"Clever Disguise" 1993, By Peter Helzer An American Artist

Small Sign Identified It
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A small sign at the base of the sculpture read:

Clever Disguise
by
Peter Helzer
Featuring
Avery the Alligator
Rembrandt the Raccoon
Courtesy of
Madison Avenue Task Force
1993


"Clever Disguise" 1993   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  Central Park external link   •  along S. Madison Avenue   •  Corvallis, Oregon   •  44° 33' 52.16" N, 123° 15' 55.44" W   •  (Date Photographed: 12:46:06 Monday 9 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 29 November 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5434
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Next To Diagonal Parking
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The statue was set in the center of a patch of grass next to diagonal parking on S. Madison Avenue. The "Clever Disguise" was that anyone driving up the street would only see a hat, cape and boots.


"Clever Disguise" 1993   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  Central Park external link   •  along S. Madison Avenue   •  Corvallis, Oregon   •  44° 33' 51.78" N, 123° 15' 55.27" W   •  (Date Photographed: 12:46:26 Monday 9 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 29 November 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5435
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Saxophone Music Played
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A man played a saxophone that afternoon as the statue stood forever unmoved. A clever disguise indeed, betraying no change in emotion at all.


"Clever Disguise" 1993   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  Central Park external link   •  along S. Madison Avenue   •  Corvallis, Oregon   •  44° 33' 52.04" N, 123° 15' 55.13" W   •  (Date Photographed: 12:46:32 Monday 9 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 29 November 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5436
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Walk In Autumn
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The statue strode across the lawn. Rembrandt the Raccoon sat atop Avery the Alligator and carried a hat. Avery the Alligator walked on stilts.


"Clever Disguise" 1993   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  Central Park external link   •  along S. Madison Avenue   •  Corvallis, Oregon   •  44° 33' 52.18" N, 123° 15' 54.86" W   •  (Date Photographed: 12:46:38 Monday 9 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 29 November 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5437
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Stilts In Boots
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A detail shot of the bottom of the sculpture showing how the stilts were embedded in the boots.


"Clever Disguise" 1993   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  Central Park external link   •  along S. Madison Avenue   •  Corvallis, Oregon   •  44° 33' 52.60" N, 123° 15' 55.84" W   •  (Date Photographed: 12:46:42 Monday 9 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 29 November 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5438
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Avery the Alligator
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Avery the Alligator held onto the stilts using three fingered cartoon hands and stared forward with huge cartoon eyes.


"Clever Disguise" 1993   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  Central Park external link   •  along S. Madison Avenue   •  Corvallis, Oregon   •  44° 33' 53.48" N, 123° 15' 55.86" W   •  (Date Photographed: 12:46:46 Monday 9 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 29 November 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5439
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Rembrandt the Raccoon
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Rembrandt the Raccoon rode on Avery the Alligator's head and held a hat, both for shade, and to make the disguise.


"Clever Disguise" 1993   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  Central Park external link   •  along S. Madison Avenue   •  Corvallis, Oregon   •  44° 33' 52.72" N, 123° 15' 55.68" W   •  (Date Photographed: 12:46:52 Monday 9 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 29 November 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5440
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Rembrandt the Raccoon's Face
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A close shot of Rembrandt the Raccoon's face showing his whiskers and how the hat was welded to the back of his head.


"Clever Disguise" 1993   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  Central Park external link   •  along S. Madison Avenue   •  Corvallis, Oregon   •  44° 33' 52.72" N, 123° 15' 55.54" W   •  (Date Photographed: 12:46:50 Monday 9 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 29 November 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5441
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Avery the Alligator's Face
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A close shot of Avery the Alligator's face which showed how his nose remained shiny because of the touch of so many human hands.


"Clever Disguise" 1993   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  Central Park external link   •  along S. Madison Avenue   •  Corvallis, Oregon   •  44° 33' 52.86" N, 123° 15' 55.58" W   •  (Date Photographed: 12:47:04 Monday 9 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 29 November 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5442
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