10. Allies

Lawrence Holofcener

Allies, 1992, bronze and wood

Purchase from the artist made possible by gifts from donors (see plaques nearby for list of donors)

Collection of The Society of the Four Arts, 2014.2

Allies is the most popular sculpture in the Sculpture Garden. This life-sized sculptural group depicts former American President Franklin D. Roosevelt and former British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill in a relaxed conversation while seated on a bench. The original sculpture, which Princess Margaret unveiled in 1995 to commemorate 50 years of peace since World War II, is permanently on display on Bond Street in London. This is one of only six other castings the artist made. Allies is an approachable sculpture with the space in between the two leaders open for you to occupy--you are invited to sit here and pose for pictures and selfies.