Posts Tagged ‘nyc public art’

Winter visit to the red cube

February 5, 2013

smile

It was almost two years ago that I featured Noguchi’s red cube on the blog. Tourists were posing in front of the sculpture yesterday. Good public art is like running into a friend on the street; it’s a happy occurrence.

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Walking the Walk

May 11, 2010

A performance piece by Kate Gilmore is in Bryant Park this week. I call it “Doesn’t a Man in a Raincoat Always Show Up at Events Like This?” Seven women in identical outfits and pumps walk around a 10 x 10-foot platform for hours every day. People crowd the space inside, where there’s an explanation of the art.

Dubuffet figures in the atrium

February 20, 2010

IBM Building Sculpture Garden, Madison and 56-57th Streets

Jean Duffet’s “The Welcome Parade,” from his Hourloupe Cycle, was designed for the Smithsonian’s East Wing of the National Gallery in Washington, but never realized because of lack of funding. More than two decades after the artist’s death, the pieces were constructed and placed in this public space. To the left, sharing the atrium, is Obika Mozzarella Bar.