The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt & Amrany announces that its proposed monumental sculpture, Man in Black, will have a preview as a highlight of the 2018 Amgen Tour of California beginning May 18th.
An impressive leg of the 645-mile Amgen Tour will be the newly opened Johnny Cash Trail, which passes through Folsom. The proposed 3-acre Johnny Cash Legacy Park adjoins the bike path and is the site of a future California landmark—a 50-foot steel and local granite artwork designed by studio artist Gary Tillery. Competitors in the 2018 Amgen Tour will see a 32-foot banner in the middle of a D-35 Martin guitar landscape, marking the site of the proposed sculpture, which is now in the fundraising phase. The premier cycling stage race in America, the Amgen Tour attracts the top cycling teams in the world, including global and national champions, Olympic medalists, and Tour de France veterans.
Conceived as a tribute to the music legend and his sympathy for the downtrodden, the sculpture will gaze toward the prison where Johnny Cash gave his historic concert—only a mile away. The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt & Amrany is collaborating with RRM Design Group on the project. As well, local studio Romo Studios is to create several other artworks along the trail.
The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt & Amrany is a collective team of artists, designers, and architects building culture through artwork. Over the past 30 years, the studio has done over 100 commissions which include upwards of 250 pieces and some public space design with integrated artwork. Several permanent statues are installed across California, some of which include Elgin Baylor, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Jerry West, and the L.A. Kings 50th Anniversary Monument all located around the Staples Center in Los Angeles.