The Talking Statues project gives 35 public monuments in New York City a voice, from Balto the dog to George Washington in Union Square.
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
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.
“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.
Art can transform a city experience even if we don’t realize it.
Out of the 29 statues now in the park, not one is of a real woman.
2015 marks the 30th anniversary of Jorge Luis Rodriguez’s “Growth” and the public art program that initiated its creation.
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.
“Art within One Mile” by artist Bundith Phunsombatlert helps you find the art you may or may not be looking for.
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.
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!
Stationed outside of the Seagram building at 75 Park Avenue between 52nd Street and 53rd Street is a giant yellow teddy bear. Oh yeah, it also has a lamp sticking out of its back and through its head. Urs Fischer’s monumental sculpture “Untitled (Lamp/Bear)” has already attracted attention for its unique appearance, but I took some photos to show the piece from a different angle.