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Giraffe
Fortune

Baked enamel on steel plate, granite, 2014

This diva is part of A Fancy Animal Carnival, a series of eleven bronze animals by Taiwanese artist Hung Yi. Every animal is painted in colourful folklore patterns and represents a narrative, expressed through traditional Taiwanese symbols and motifs believed to bring luck.

I didn’t know that giraffes bring good fortune, did you?

Hung Yi

Artwork on 37th St. & Broadway (until April 15th, 2017)

October 9th, 2016

A strange looking Moonbird

I (mis)took it for a Pokémon Go-ers meeting point until I discovered that it is actually Joan Miró’s Oiseau lunaire (Moonbird), or rather an enlarged version of the sculpture the artist created in 1966. I still think it is the perfect meeting spot for Pokémon Go-ers, although I haven’t seen any crowds appear from nowhere around it yet. It mostly gets ignored in favour of the nearby actual Pokémon hunters’ spot at the Grand Army Plaza or – for the rest of the world – the dazzling 5th Avenue shop windows.What

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Midtown Manhattan, Solow Building on 58th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues.

September 11th, 2016