Immigration on the Lower East Side


Richard Haas's artwork at the White Street Detention Center includes two sculptural friezes and a seven-paneled mural. The friezes, located on a bridge that connects Baxter and Centre Street, illustrate King Solomon and Pao Kung, a Sung Dynasty Chinese Judge. Haas's mural, painted in broad caricature style and located on the Baxter Street façade of the building, depicts the history of immigration on the Lower East Side.

Installed, 1998


Old - Art Commission Award for Excellence in Design in 1988
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