The Storyteller

One of artist Frank Fleming's best-known works, The Storyteller, is a centerpiece of the Five Points district in Birmingham, Jefferson County. The multipiece sculpture was conceived as a tribute by Jane McCrae, mother of art dealer Malcolm McRae, who had been murdered in 1983. Commissioned soon after, the piece was not installed and unveiled until 1992; the central figure of the ram represents McCrae.

Courtesy of the George F. Landegger Collection of Alabama Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

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