The Zodiac Screen is Hebald’s legacy. It graced the Pan Am Worldport until 1992 when Delta became the owners. It has been in storage since it was removed from iconic Pan Am terminal building.
Known for his various sculptures throughout the
world, Hebald’s dream is to find the Zodiac Screen a new home. Created in bronze, there
are 12 unique pieces, Aries, Aquarius, Cancer, Capricorn, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Pisces,
Sagittarius, Scorpio, Taurus and Virgo. Each piece is a representation of Hebald’s vision,
and his unique contemporary baroque style.
The 91-year-old Hebald states, “The creation of this sculpture took the greater part of my
life. I felt that it truly related to all people. For some it spoke to astrology, others history,
but even more so it spoke of beauty, love, and aesthetic gratification. I have never been
more proud of one of my creations. I can happily go to my resting place knowing that
people can once again enjoy the Zodiac”.
Background on Milton Hebald:
After winning the Prix de Rome at the American Academy in 1953, Hebald settled in
Bracciano, Italy. Remaining committed to his roots in New York; Hebald was
commissioned for various public works for the city including the iconic "Romeo & Juliet"
bronze that stands in front of the Delacorte Shakespeare Theatre in Central Park.
Hebald also has a great presence throughout the rest of the United States and abroad,including many public works in Los Angeles, Florida and Italy. Perhaps one of Hebald's
most prized sculptures is the headstone he was commissioned to build by Lee Nordness as
a gift to the family of James Joyce. As a scholar of Joyce and his works, Hebald's sculpture
is a famed rendition of the renowned writer. The sculpture still rests on top of Joyce's grave in Zurich.
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