34th Street has Gone to the Dogs ~ with ‘Spot’ at NYU Langone’s New Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital

 

 

 

Spot sculpture at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital

A new, permanent art installation is on view along the East 34th Street corridor.  It was created by the artist Donald Lipski for the NYU Langone Pavilion at First Avenue.

The 38-foot tall Dalmatian entitled ‘Spot‘ was commissioned as a welcome to the young patients, and their families, entering the front doors of the new Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, due to open this June, 2018.  The Hassenfeld family, which started the Hasbro Toy Company, were major donors for this newly constructed hospital ~ and with that knowledge, the artist wanted his installation to be “about toys and play in some way.”

Spot at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital

The taxi is a Prius, donated to the artist by Toyota for this piece, complete with working lights and wipers that work when it rains. The Dalmatian is made of fiberglass by FAST Corp. that has been detailed on their website.

art installation on 34th st near 1st ave nyu langone

Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, and ‘Spot‘, are located on 34th Street at First Avenue.

See more public art by Donald Lipski Here.