Oh, how we love the sculptures of Gillie and Marc, who have been delighting and entertaining New Yorkers for years with their whimsical bronze wonders, and timely and thoughtful messages. Now, with King Nyani coming to Hudson Yards, we thought it a great time to look back in our archives for a few more Gillie and Marc creations.
Where better for the world famous Paparazzi Dogs by Gillie and Marc to go celebrity hunting than New York after their World Tour. First stop for the Pap Dogs, Charles, William, Harry and Tom (named after the Royal family) ~ DUMBO in April, 2016.
“We’re so excited that our Pap Dogs are in New York,” says Gillie. “They’ve travelled the globe taking photos, and now they’ve arrived at the place that has been photographed more than anywhere else. And DUMBO is such a fun, trendy neighborhood that leaves you feeling so stimulated.”
Leaving DUMBO, the Pap Dogs headed for Greenwich Village and the Ruth Wittenberg Triangle, and then on to Rockefeller Center.
Sitting on the Plaza at 237 Park Avenue on 46th Street, we found Gillie and Marc’s sculpture entitled ‘Table of Love‘ in January, 2018. Situated near the entrance to the building, this 1,764-pound bronze signified unity and acceptance, as unlikely animal-kingdom companions perched on stools, enjoying conversation.
The sculpture created plenty of room for viewers to join them around their table, with the message that this is where we will find the first step to understanding and loving each other. Sit and spend a few minutes chatting with a stranger.
Above and below are some great images showing incredible attention to detail in each sculpture. Table of Love by Gillie and Marc is part of a massive campaign aimed to promote love and peace across the globe. This sculpture’s first stop ~ the U.S.A., considered to be the world’s melting pot. From here, Table of Love moved on to temporary installations all over the world.
Spotted on Sixth ~ Paparazzi Dogman and Paparazzi Rabbitgirl were found in a small pocket-park next to the McGraw-Hill building in December, 2018.
As part of the series promoting peace across the globe, Paparazzi Dogman and Paparazzi Rabbitgirl could be seen as pedestrians walked through the plexiglass tunnel and waterfall on the plaza.
Paparazzi Dogman and Paparazzi Rabbitgirl were hosted by Rockefeller Group and The Avenue of the Americas Association.
Moving on to Astor Place, The Last Three arrived in March, 2018. At the time of the construction of The Last Three, there were only 3 Northern White Rhinos left in the world ~ 2 females named Najin and Fatu and 1 male. In March, 2018, the 45 year old male rhino, named Sudan, who lived in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, died from an infection on his back right leg. The two remaining females are his daughter and granddaughter.
The Last Three moved on to Downtown Brooklyn in June, 2018 as part of Forest City New York’s MetroTech Center.
On tap for 2020 ~ King Nyani in the Bella Abzug Park at Hudson Yards. Stay tuned.