Artists Patricia Cronin and Deborah Kass to Rest Forever in Bronx Cemetery

A note just came across our desk with the news that New York-based artist Patricia Cronin will unveil a bronze sculpture that depicts herself in bed with her wife, the artist Deborah Kass, at the Bronx’s Woodlawn Cemetery on Sept. 20.

The work will be a permanent installation, and will one day mark the women’s graves.

Wedding-notice watchers may recall that Ms. Cronin and Ms. Kass tied the knot on July 24 in Manhattan, the first day that gay marriage was legal in New York. However, Ms. Cronin first produced her sculpture, titled Memorial to a Marriage, in marble form about a decade ago, well before their union could be legally sanctioned in the state.

The two artists will find themselves in good company, as Woodlawn has a rich artistic history. Besides being home to funerary architecture by renowned architects like McKim Mead & White and Cass Gilbert, it is also the final resting place of a handful of famed art-world types, including painter and Whitney Museum founder Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and the early-20th-century American painter Joseph Stella.

Artists Patricia Cronin and Deborah Kass to Rest Forever in Bronx Cemetery