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Only in Print: ‘Angels Unawares’ Made Artistic, Spiritual Statements in Brooklyn

By Bill Miller and Erin DeGregorio

PROSPECT HEIGHTS — From his Toronto studio, Timothy Schmalz kept close tabs on the month-long display in Brooklyn of his immigrant-themed, 20-foot sculpture, “Angels Unawares.”

The three-and-a-half-ton work in bronze is a duplicate rendering of the original piece commissioned by the Vatican. The replica is touring the U.S., but it served as the Nativity scene for the Diocese of Brooklyn in Grand Army Plaza of Prospect Park. “Angels Unawares” showcases 140 immigrants from throughout human history sharing the same refugee boat.


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