Through Thomas Paine Plaza, the city’s urban garden across from the City Hall.
Finding the Comcast Center Building, the tallest one in the city – at least until the other Comcast highrise, the one you see coming up on the left side, is complete. The Comcast Technology Center’s ambition is to become one of the tallest buildings in the U.S. Getting some New York vibes of steel and glass verticality?
There’s something going on here but I’m not sure I want to find out exactly what!
February 22nd, 2017
A statue of Edward Snowden in front of The University of Arts – that was a surprise! Then again, it shouldn’t have been. It was only a few hours earlier we nodded appreciatively at the famous inscription on the Liberty Bell “Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land Unto All the Inhabitants thereof” – wasn’t it?
February 21st, 2017
With noose and moon.
Censored at first by the NYC Department of Parks, the noose was considered ”problematic and a disturbance to the park’s visitors”. The artist was asked to come up with a replacement piece but before long, the Department reconsidered and agreed to display the artwork in its initial form. It was on display in Riverside Park until May 2017.
Stand tall, Stand loud
by Aaron Bell
of the subway station on Canal Street.
December 23rd, 2016
Dogie looked oh so sad sitting there all by himself; his uplifting, multi coloured suit in stark contrast to his blue mood.
Yellow Ox, by Hung Yi
One of eleven colourful, bronze sculptures of the ”Fancy Animal Carnival” series that were on view alongside Broadway in the Garment District, until April 2017.
December 11th, 2016
People queue in order to get photographed touching the bull’s balls, can you believe it. Like this fellow who ran the New York City Marathon the previous day; here, holding his medal with one hand and the bull’s balls with the other. This little ”good luck” ritual is repeated by all kinds of people all day long. Well what can I say – some people are born lucky, for others it takes balls!
No, I didn’t… (in case you were wondering)
November 7th, 2017
David Shrigley, MEMORIAL. Grocery list on granite.
Was on show until February 2017 in Doris C. Freedman Plaza, Central Park, 60th Street & 5th Avenue
November 5th, 2016
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?
Artwork on 37th St. & Broadway (until April 15th, 2017)
October 9th, 2016
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
Midtown Manhattan, Solow Building on 58th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues.
September 11th, 2016