“Mermaidsmischief,” done in 2009, won’t go down as one of John Chamberlain’s best sculptures, but it, along with other pieces on the Park Avenue plaza of the Seagram Building, are worth a visit. The artist twisted pieces of aluminum foil and these were blown up to a grand scale. The sculptures, up to 15 feet tall, are best viewed from a distance. Up close, the urge to touch the familiar-seeming surface is almost overwhelming.
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The Bruce High Quality Foundation has cast the “strike rat” in bronze and placed it by the Lever House. The theme of their show is “Art History With Labor,” and the rat is the centerpiece. (Katharina Fritsch comes to mind.) The show continues inside, with more art on the walls and mops and sanders scattered throughout.
Hurry on over to the Armory on Park Avenue (Park Ave. and 66th/67th Streets), where, for a few more days, there is an exhibit of 650 red and white quilts on display. It’s an astonishing display, for the variety and craftsmanship, and sheer number of pieces that are hung ingeniously in the huge space. It’s like being in a house of one-of-a-kind cards.