Lucy Sparrow is selling 30,000 hand-crafted pieces in the world’s cutest deli, fully stocked with felt produce.
The artist’s 45-foot-tall inflatable sculpture at Rockefeller Center aggrandizes an outmoded model of femininity.
NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A man and a woman are separated by a grassy hill. He makes one movement — a snap, a jump — and she repeats it. They playfully signal to one another, flirting, perhaps like birds would do.
The gigantism trend in public art is apparently inexhaustible.
As part of the Festival of Ideas For the New City anchored by the New Museum, a group of major artists have sprinkled the Bowery with murals. In collaboration with the Art Production Fund, painters including Mary Heilmann, Richard Prince and Jacqueline Humphries created murals for the roll-down metal gates of restaurant supply stores on the historic street. The trick is that these murals are only visible at night, after the stores close. Over the course of one evening’s sunset, I went on a scouting mission to photograph the works in their native habitat. Click through for the photo essay.