NYC. The 15 best public art pieces in New York City.

1. The Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens The Unisphere was built by the United States Steel Cooperation for the World’s Fair in 1964/65. It’s “dedicated to man’s aspirations toward peace through mutual understanding and symbolizing his achievements in an expanding universe”.  A smaller version of it can be found at Columbus Circle in… Read More NYC. The 15 best public art pieces in New York City.

Italy. Lago d’Iseo. Visiting Christo’s artwork “The Floating Piers”

If  you have read my plans for Italy post, you know that about 10 days ago I decided to go to Italy to see the Floating Piers on Lago d’Iseo. The Floating Piers are the latest work of Bulgarian artist Christo who is well-known for his large-scale outdoor installations such as the wrapping of the… Read More Italy. Lago d’Iseo. Visiting Christo’s artwork “The Floating Piers”

NYC. Manhattan. “The Commuters” at Port Authority.

“The Commuters” is a sculpture -made by american artist George Segal- in the main hall of the Port Autority bus terminal in Manhattan since 1982. It shows 3 people – made of bronze and white patina- waiting for the bus, about to walk through an open door. Sculptor George Segal has high regards for commuters: “These are long-suffering… Read More NYC. Manhattan. “The Commuters” at Port Authority.

Lisbon. Visiting Joana Vasconcelos’ floating artwork “Trafaria Praia”.

Since April the floating artwork “Trafaria Praia” by portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos is docked at Ribeira das Naus. The boat which was originally made for the Biennale in Venice, Italy in 2013 to serve as the portuguese pavilion, is now back in Lisbon cruising the river. On the outside Joana Vasconcelos decorated the old Lisbon ferry, called… Read More Lisbon. Visiting Joana Vasconcelos’ floating artwork “Trafaria Praia”.