Bear/lamp in the sun

Urs Fischer’s “untitled (Lamp/Bear)” (2005-6) at the Seagram Building, 53rd and Park Avenue, looks as cuddly as a gigantic scupture can, but it’s made of cast bronze and weighs 17 tons. The yellow bear with button eyes wedged under a desk lamp, might look best at nighttime, but during the day it achieves a touching balance of  pathetic gesture and monumental scale. A guard stands by to keep visitors from touching the sculpture.

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One Response to “Bear/lamp in the sun”

  1. Steffe Says:

    Wow, I would never have guessed that it was made from bronze. Monumental it is.

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