Gillie & Marc ~ The Last Three moving on….

 

 

 

The Last Three, Gillie & Marc

The Last Three, a 17-foot tall sculpture of three Northern White Rhinos created by the artists Gillie and Marc, arrived on the Astor Place Plaza on March 15, 2018, bringing awareness to the plight and near extinction of this hunted species. Since the installation’s arrival, we have mourned the loss of Sudan, the only living male of the three in the sculpture.

This temporary art installation comes to a close, and will leave Astor Place on June 12th for Forest City New York’s MetroTech Center in Downtown Brooklyn, with the first public viewing on Wednesday, June 13th at 6pm. What can you do to help raise awareness? Click here.

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

 

 

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

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.

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Maren Hassinger: Monuments coming to Marcus Garvey Park

 

 

 

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Finished installation on the Mall at Madison Ave side of the Park

June 16th will bring inHarlem back to Marcus Garvey Park, with the eight site-specific installations Maren Hassinger: Monuments. Take a walk with us, beginning on 124th Street at the Fifth Avenue entrance.

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‘Early Encounters’ to Open on Governors Island

 

 

 

Artist Patrick Singh for Early Encounters
French artist, Patrick Singh for Early Encounters on Governor’s Island

What would you do if given a two-family house in Colonel Row, Governors Island, with over 12,000 square feet of space?  The West Harlem Art Fund took the house and filled it with art made from grass, moss, paper, ceramics, glass and video throughout the entire space, from the front yard to the basement.  Early Encounters opening this weekend.

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Rebirth: Kang Muxiang arrives on the Garment District Plazas

 

 

Garment District Alliance
“Rebirth: Kang Muxiang” can be found on Broadway at 39th Street

Taiwanese master-sculptor, Kang Muxiang and the Garment District Alliance have unveiled Rebirth: Kang Muxiang on the Broadway Mall between 36th and 38th Streets. The seven graceful installations have become a great attraction ~ especially among the artistic community.

One artist in particular, Peiju Chien-Pott, a Principal Dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company, has shown up to spontaneously dance among the sculptures.

This coming Tuesday, June 5th, the public is invited to the final presentation of “Conversations with Rebirth” by acclaimed dancer PeiJu Chien-Pott on the Broadway Plaza between 37th and 38th Streets from 7:00-8:00pm.

Peiju Chien-Pott, Principal Dancer, Martha Graham Dance Company, spontaneously dancing among the sculptures entitled ‘Rebirth’. Image courtesy Garment District Alliance.

Peiju Chien-Pott, Principal Dancer, Martha Graham Dance Company, above and below, as seen earlier in the week, dancing among the #Rebirth sculptures. Images courtesy of Garment District Alliance.

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The Future Culture 2018 Presents Sonic Gates + Court Yard Fridays ~ Staten Island

 

 

Sonic Gate created by Jeremy Munson. Image courtesy of the artist.

The Design Trust for Public Space and Staten Island Arts announce the Future Culture 2018 Public Art Program Winners ~ Sonic Gates + Court Yard Fridays ~ a series of nine public artworks, which will be installed in July, consisting of eight sound sculptures, one murals, and four world music concerts, created by, and featuring Staten Island-based artists and community members.

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Delirious Matter arrives in Madison Square Park

 

 

In the Reflecting Pool, “Citadel”, Delirious Matter

The Madison Square Garden Conservancy kicks-off its thirty-sixth outdoor art exhibition with the installation, Diana Al-Hadid: Delirious Matter.

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Spring has Sprung on Avenue of the Americas

 

 

Grown Up Flowers have arrived on Avenue of the Americas! This public art installation, sponsored by the Avenue of the Americas Association, will delight pedestrians from 44th Street to 55th Street, although we could only find two of the six when searching for them today.

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Meet Your ‘Neighbors’ at First Street Green Art Park

 

 

 

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Artist John Raymond Mireles, Portraits, at First Street Art Park

“Over the past three years, artist John Raymond Mireles has worked to unite Americans across geographical, political, cultural and other differences by photographing individuals from all 50 U.S. States + Tijuana, and publicly exhibiting their portraits.  Mireles connects with his subjects up close and enlarges the resulting portraits to larger-than-life scale in order to encourage viewers to intimately relate to and empathize with their fellow residents of the United States of America.”  The exhibit, Neighbors: John Raymond Mireles is now on view at First Street Green.

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Public Art Fund Brings Anselm Kiefer: Uraeus to the Channel Gardens at Rockefeller Center

 

 

Anselm Kiefer: Uraeus
Anselm Kiefer: Uraeus arrives at Rockefeller Center’s Channel Gardens

The Public Art Fund, Gagosian and Tishman Speyer unveil Anselm Kiefer: Uraeus in the Channel Gardens.

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A Broadway Bouquet is coming to the Flatiron for Earth Day!

 

 

 

Broadway Bouquet via Terrain Work

Terrain Work is bringing Spring to the City for Earth Day,  April 21st, with the 36-foot exhibit Broadway Bouquet ~ an installation of monumental scale, placed in parking spaces to inspire and imagine less cars, more green space.

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“Kathy Ruttenberg on Broadway: in dreams awake” are Arriving

 

 

 

Broadway Mall
Kathy Ruttenberg: in dreams awake ~ Snail’s Pace at 96th Street in front of the West Side Arts Coalition

The Broadway Mall Association has announced its art installation for Spring/Winter 2018, with Kathy Ruttenberg on Broadway: in dreams awake.  Artist, Kathy Ruttenberg has created six site-specific sculptures that run along the Broadway Mall from 64th Street to 157th Street.

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‘We Come in Peace’ Lands on The Roof Garden at The MET

 

 

 

The MET Roof Garden - we come in peace

One of the many signs that Spring is here is when The Roof Garden opens at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Huma Bhabha, We Come in Peace has landed.

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On Love: The Art of Lines, Shapes & Symbols at Brookfield Place

 

 

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Rostarr (Romon K. Yang), On Love: The Art of Lines, Shapes & Symbols at Brookfield Place

From April 17 to April 29th, four artists will create large-scale calligraphic paintings on the windows of the Winter Garden, using the poetic theme of love.  The exhibition, On Love: The Art of Lines, Shapes & Symbols, will also include dance and music.

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Arts Brookfield ~ ioNATURE: Wheat Field

 

 

A new Arts Brookfield installation on West 33rd Street fills a street-level window with an interactive wheat field entitled ioNATURE: Wheat Field.

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B. Wurtz: Kitchen Trees to Grow in City Hall Park

 

 

 

The artist, B. Wurtz

City Hall Park will be the recipient of five new sculptures presented by Public Art Fund, in the exhibition, B. Wurtz: Kitchen Trees at City Hall Park this summer.

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Tauba Auerbach: Flow Separation coming to New York Harbor

 

 

 

Image credit: Top ‘Dazzle Ship Scotland: Every Woman’ by Ciara Phillips Photo © Ultra Photography Right ‘Dazzle Ship Liverpool – Everybody Razzle Dazzle’ by Sir Peter Blake Photo © Mark McNulty

The 1930s-era, John J. Harvey Fireboat has had a lengthy history, including pumping water to firefighters at the World Trade Center after the September 11 attacks.  The Public Art Fund exhibition, Tauba Auerbach: Flow Separation will create a new look in World War I-era camouflage, just in time for the 100th Anniversary year of the end of World War 1.

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Yinka Shonibare MBE: Wind Sculpture at Doris C. Freedman Plaza

 

 

 

Doris Freedman Plaza 3-6-18 Wind Sculpture

As if blowing in the wind, the art installation, Yinka Shonibare MBE: Wind Sculpture (SG) I is the new installation beautifying the Doris C. Freedman Plaza via Public Art fund. If you haven’t been to see this graceful new sculpture, you have time. It will be on view to mid October, 2018.  And below are a few photo’s from the unveiling on March 6th.

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Creating a Park as a Tribute to the Memory of the Historic Downtown Area known as Little Syria

 

 

 

Images to be used in Elizabeth H. Berger Plaza by artist, Sara Ouhaddou for Percent for Art

Last year, the Department of Cultural Affairs of New York City, through its Percent for Art Program, issued a call for artists to submit plans for artwork that would recognize and honor the history of the downtown neighborhood known as Little Syria. The winner, French-Moroccan-artist, Sara Ouhaddou, was announced and moving forward with her installations, she has given us a glimpse of what will grace Elizabeth H. Berger Plaza, using Arabic calligraphy in asphalt and stone.

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Phyllida Barlow prop ~ Coming to the High Line in April

 

 

Photo: Installation view, Phyllida Barlow, folly, British Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale, Italy, 2017. Photo: Ruth Clark. © British Council. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

The first artwork ever to be presented on the Northern Spur Preserve of The High Line, will be by the British artist Phyllida Barlow, and will be installed next month.

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MTA Arts & Design + Jackie Battenfield = A Beautiful New Installation

 

 

Image via Jackie Battenfield

The Avenue P on the F Train in Brooklyn can look forward to a new MTA Arts & Design installation coming soon.  The 28 new laminated glass panels, created by artist Jackie Battenfield, will grace the stairways on the ground platform. The first 7 panels are ready for installation now.

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50 New York Covers: A Public Art Project in Celebration of New York Magazine’s 50th Anniversary

 

 

Image courtesy of the artist and New York Media

My New York, A year-long campaign, will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of New York Magazine with 50 New York Covers: A Public Art Project.

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GothamToGo ~ Places to Go….Things to See from January 16-31

 

 

Anthony Barboza, Debbie Allen ‘Dancer’, 1977

GothamToGo  ~  Things to Do….Places to See from January 16-31

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elmuseo@ SVA: May Contain Moving Parts

 

 

Arnaldo Morales, “Long-liner No. 15,” 2015. Photo by Gregory R. Staley

The School of Visual Arts 2018 winter programming launches with its second iteration, “elmuseo@SVA: May Contain Moving Parts,” an exhibition representing the coming together of two New York Institutions, El Museo del Barrio and the School of Visual Arts.

Save the Dates: Opening on January 13th, Opening Reception on January 18th, Arnaldo Morales activates his kinetic work + Q&A on January 25th, and all participating artists in a panel discussion on February 1st.

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Marilyn Minter Has a 280-Foot Message ~ ME (let’s think about that)

 

 

Marilyn Minter’s video installation at Westfield World Trade Center. Image via thecut.com

Westfield World Trade Center and The Art Production Fund will unveil a digital art installation by the artist Marilyn Minter entitled I’m Not Much But I’m All I Think About on January 11th at Westfield’s underground concourse at the Oculus.

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The Audubon Sculpture Project ~ Bringing Birds to Broadway!

 

On the Broadway Mall, at the entrance to the West Side Arts Coalition, at Broadway & 96th Street

The National Audubon Society, Gitler &___ , NYC Audubon and the Broadway Mall Association have a very special installation scheduled for April, 2019.  The Project will Kick-Off with a Party on January 11th at The American Academy of Arts & Letters.  Here is a sneak-peek of what we might expect to see along the Broadway Malls from 67th Street to 168th Street, and the Kickstarter Campaign that will make this happen.

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GothamToGo ~ Places to Go….Things to See from December 15 – 31

 

 

Red Grooms: The Strand, 2017. Image via Marlborough Gallery

Keep an eye on Events/Installations from this past two weeks. Many are still on view through the Holiday Season.

Places to Go…..Things to See from December 15 – 31

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Mosaic ‘Spirit of Harlem’ on Frederick Douglass Blvd at 125th Street is Back!

 

 

 

Spirit of Harlem
Spirit of Harlem is Back! May 2018

It’s back ~ Spirit of Harlem ~ With a new plaque, dedicating the Mural to the Harlem Community.

The timeline & adventure of a Community coming together to get this beloved mural back on view is below

Spirit of Harlem Mural
New plaque, dedicating the Mural to the Harlem Community

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Atlas of the Third Millennium Arrives in Marcus Garvey Park

 

 

Atlas: The Third Millennium 2016-1017 by Artist, Jorge Luis Rodriguez in Marcus Garvey Park

With the temperature dipping to the mid-thirties, Atlas of the Third Millennium, along with its creator, the artist, Jorge Luis Rodriguez, arrived for the installation in Marcus Garvey Park this past November.

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Artist, Harumi Ori + DOT on Staten Island

 

 

Harumi Ori, working in her studio

The New York City Department of Transportation Art (DOT ART) installed a new, commissioned piece by the artist Harumi Ori on Staten Island. Continue reading “Artist, Harumi Ori + DOT on Staten Island”

GothamToGo ~ Places to Go….Things to See ~ November 1-15

 

 

Premonition at Lever House

GothamToGo ~ Places to Go…..Things to See from November 1-15

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Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York at Museum of the City of New York

 

 

Isamu Noguchi, Red Cube, 140 Broadway, c.1970, photo by Edmund Vincent Gillon, Museum of the City of New York

Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York will open at the Museum of the City of New York on November 10th. Look back on 50 years at an exhibition featuring renderings, models, photographs, and video footage of public artworks by such artists as Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Red Grooms, and Kara Walker.

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Chihuly’s ‘Chrystal Rose Tower’ Arrives in Union Square

 

 

The highly anticipated Rose Crystal Towersculpture by renowned artist, Dale Chihuly arrived in Union Square last week, brought to the Park through the efforts of Union Square Partnership, New York City Parks Department, and Marlborough Gallery.

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Rob Fisher Brings “City, 2017” to Park Avenue

 

 

New art installation presented by The Fund for Park Avenue is now on view. Check out Rob Fischer’s ‘City, 2017.’

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New York Talking Statues Arrive on a Cellphone Near You

 

 

Frederick Douglass at the Circle at 110th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem

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The Guerrilla Wall in El Barrio Explores Rezoning & Gentrification

 

 

Image taken July 3, 2017

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Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno Opening Reception June 21st

 

A city-wide exhibition entitled Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno will celebrate the extraordinary life and work of the poet, artist and activist, John Giorno in thirteen locations, featuring films, drawings, archival presentations, paintings, and sound installations in a retrospective of Giorno’s work, as well as work inspired by him.

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4th Outdoor Sculpture Biennial at Wilderstein Historic Site in Rhinebeck

The DNA Totem – close up. Artist, Suprina at the 4th Outdoor Sculpture Biennial

Wilderstein Historic Site, Rhinebeck, New York

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The Cousteau Society’s Installation, “Denise” Arrives at The Plaza in East Harlem #LaMerWaveWalk


“Denise” arrives at The Plaza at 125th Street & Park Avenue in East Harlem

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Interactive Sculpture, Exquisite Corpse, Unveiled at Putnam Triangle Plaza, Clinton Hill

The installation Exquisite Corpse by artist Fanny Allié. Images courtesy of the artist.

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Flow.17 Opens on Randall’s Island

Flow.17 on Randall’s Island

Join 2017 FLOW artist Rose DeSiano on Saturday, October 21 from 2:00-3:00pm and learn about this year’s FLOW art pieces, discuss the history of the Island, and talk about photographic composition and story-telling. Bring your camera and capture island images. This is a free event. Meet on Randall’s Island Connector.

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