Happy birthday to Mark Dion! To celebrate, here are images of his Urban Wildlife Observation center, full of specimens, reference materials, and equipment. For Public Art Fund’s Target Art in the Park in 2002, Dion consulted with local park rangers and biologists to highlight the wide variety of overlooked fauna and flora in Madison Square Park.
Photo credit: Aaron Diskin
August 27th is Burger Day in London, but that won’t stop us from celebrating in New York! In solemn recognition, here is Andy Warhol eating a hamburger in Jorgen Leth’s 1981 film 66 Scenes From America!
Happy birthday to Andy Warhol from Public Art Fund! To celebrate, here are some images of how the monument came to be and the time it had in its sixteen month run in Union Square.
- Happy birthday Andy!
- An early 3D model of The Andy Monument courtesy of Rob Pruitt
- The crowd eagerly surrounds the shrouded monument
- Rob Pruitt unveiling The Andy Monument
- Andy Warhol is once again surrounded by photographers
- Early tributes to the Monument: Brillo pads and Campbell’s Soup
- Later tributes: a heart shaped box of chocolates, artificial rose, and a few kisses for good measure
Photos: 1, 7 courtesy of Nora Gomez; 2 courtesy of Rob Pruitt; 3-6 © PATRICK MCMULLAN/CLINT SPAULDING/Patrick McMullan.com
Maureen King Fitzgerald (@relarks) sent us these amazing photos of the Split-Rocker installation from her offices in 30 Rock! Thanks Maureen!
Happy birthday to Alexander Calder! Here are images from our 2007 exhibition Alexander Calder in New York. The show featured five large sculptures (he preferred to call them “stabiles”) in City Hall Park along with one of his largest mobiles in the City Hall rotunda.
All photos credit: Tom Powel
Courtesy: © 2006 Estate of Alexander Calder / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Congratulations to We The People artist Danh Vo on being selected to represent Denmark at the next Venice Biennale! Via GalleristNY: http://bit.ly/1o91ySD
Photo: Heinz Peter Knes
45 years after the Stonewall Riots, we reflect by looking back at Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ Untitled (Billboard Poster), created for the twentieth anniversary of the civil uprising.
Gonzalez-Torres calls his billboard “a visual reference, an architectural sign of being, a monument for a community that has been ‘historically invisible.’” The work operates on an abstract level, yet the dates are keys to a complex content. The white date lines activate the viewer’s historical knowledge and may stimulate various responses, which the observer “projects” onto the empty black space. Read more at PublicArtFund.org
After the Dave Chappelle show last night I got the chance to stop and see Jeff Koons Split Rocker installation at Rockefeller Center. This flick I took doesn’t even do it justice. Make sure you guys go and check it out before it’s gone.
We couldn’t agree more! Split-Rocker, now on view view through September 12.
Split-Rocker is ready for the public and it’ll be blooming all summer long!
Images from the press conference this morning.
1 - The artist himself, Jeff Koons
2 - Our Director & Chief Curator, Nicholas Baume, gagosiangallery's Larry Gagosian, Jeff Koons
3 - Jeff Koons, Jerry Speyer, Larry Gagosian, Nicholas Baume
4 - PAF President Susan K Freedman, Nicholas Baume, Larry Gagosian, Jeff Koons, Jerry Speyer, PAF Board Chair Jill Kraus
5 - Jeff Koons, Jerry Speyer, Larry Gagosian, Nicholas Baume
Matt Lauer and Jeff Koons preview Split-Rocker on the Today Show this morning. Opens tomorrow!!
Nice Shot! Split-Rocker opening in just a couple of days…