Art in Odd Places is now accepting proposals for this year’s festival, returning to 14th Street in Manhattan with the theme “Dress.”
NYC Public Art
Get a Call from a New York City Statue
The Talking Statues project gives 35 public monuments in New York City a voice, from Balto the dog to George Washington in Union Square.
Discover NYC’s Over 1,000 Public Artworks with a New Interactive Map
New York City has over 1,000 monuments across the five boroughs, and the new NYC Public Art Map and Guide plots them on an interactive map
Rachel Whiteread’s Concrete Cabin Awaits Discovery in the Governors Island Hills
British artist Rachel Whiteread and curator Tom Eccles discussed both the Unabomber and Henry David Thoreau’s Walden in considering the form and isolation of the American cabin.
Hank Willis Thomas Seeks the Truth
“The truth is I love you,” reads the sign as you enter Brooklyn’s MetroTech Commons — not a bad way to pique the interest of passersby, appealing to their vanities and insecurities.
Three Important Manhattan Public Artworks That Often Go Overlooked
Art can transform a city experience even if we don’t realize it.
A New Project Seeks to Erect Statues of Historic Women in Central Park
Out of the 29 statues now in the park, not one is of a real woman.
Lessons from 30 Years of NYC’s Percent for Art Program
2015 marks the 30th anniversary of Jorge Luis Rodriguez’s “Growth” and the public art program that initiated its creation.
Crystal Balls of Cast-off Technology Illuminate a Park in Manhattan
Experiencing Paula Hayes’s Gazing Globes in Madison Square Park is recommended for after sunset, when the spheres are illuminated in the night like crystal balls of divination.
Navigate NYC With Public Art Through This Urban Intervention
“Art within One Mile” by artist Bundith Phunsombatlert helps you find the art you may or may not be looking for.
A Subway Platform Becomes a Front Porch
I’ve always enjoyed riding the subway impossible distances — out to Coney Island, say, or the Far Rockaways — largely because the cityscape and the scenery change so much along the way. Traveling out to the ends of various lines transports you away from the New York City you know.
#OccupyWallStreet Journal Map Calls Mark di Suvero’s “Joie de Vivre” Weird
Liza Eliano and I stopped by Occupy Wall Street yesterday and we picked up a copy of the first edition of the Occupied Wall Street Journal. A four-page broadsheet, the back had a funny map marking that made us laugh out loud. “Art / Signs” are marked with a ♥ but Abstract Expressionist sculptor Mark di Suvero’s “Joie de Vivre” (2006?) is marked with the term “Weird Red Thing” — LOL!