James J. Braddock “Cinderella Man”

Submitted by Zenos Frudakis

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Client: Hudson County Parks

Location: North Bergen, NJ, United States

Completion date: 2018

Project Team

Artist

Zenos Frudakis

Client

Hudson County Parks

Industry Resource

SculptCast, New Jersey

Industry Resource

Laran Bronze Foundry

Overview

I was asked to create a 10 foot high bronze sculpture of James Braddock for his hometown park in North Bergen, NJ with New York City visible in the background.

Goals

Honoring native son James Braddock, his life and achievements, and his origins in North Bergen, New Jersey.

Process

I worked with Hudson County Parks personnel to create a small clay model, then enlarge it to 10 feet high in clay. When it was approved, it was cast in bronze.