”Fearless Girl” by Kristen Visbal.
After facing Wall Street’s ”Charging Bull” for about a year, it was decided that she be moved to her permanent spot, facing the New York Stock Exchange. Actually, the ”Charging Bull” was also supposed to have been moved with her, but I haven’t been in the area in a while to see what happened.
July 1st, 2017
The Standard, High Line
Lawrence Weiner (b.1942, New York City, NY) created NYC Manhole Covers, functional manhole covers that read: “in direct line with another and the next” in reference to the grid of New York City’s Streets, a Public Art Fund project on view in 19 different locations.
The project was ongoing between 2000-2011 but is still on view judging by the one I found on W 12th St. & Hudson St. In case you ever feel the urge for some serious manhole hunting, you can look for other locations here.
June 10th, 2017
1/ Vik Muniz’s part of a larger work ”Perfect Strangers”, 72nd Avenue Subway Station.
2/ Jeff Koons’ inflatable seated ballerina, on view at Rockefeller Center in May-June 2017.
Two balloons. One of them, a work of art.
June 2nd, 2017
I was walking down Greenwich Avenue toward the Jefferson Market Library, planning on taking a closer look at the stained glass windows I had read so much about, when suddenly….
… the familiar click click click and, before I knew it, I was surrounded…!They appeared out of nowhere and, in a matter of seconds, they seemed to be everywhere…Covering my face, I struggled to get away but could not shake them off; they kept tailing me until somebody else got their attention… … at last they left me alone… their next target had arrived and already taken position! I hurried into the calm, quiet hallway of the library but not before noticing the sign: at least now I know who is the mastermind behind the commotion…!
Joel, Charlie, Rocky & Samuel aka Pararazzi Dogs in Bronze
By Gillie and Marc
April 2nd, 2017
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