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.
As mentioned in my Chicago recap the Millenium Park was what made initially think about going to Chicago and it did not disappoint! This was one of the very rare moments where I took pictures with my camera instead of my phone (I had packed the wrong battery charger, so I had to use the left… Read More Chicago. The Millenium Park.
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”
Most of the murals in Downtown West Palm Beach were created for CANVAS WPB – an outdoor museum show in 2015. On their website you can find a map that lists all artists and locations. The mural pictured above is by 2alas. I had never seen an artwork of the Miami-based duo before but I… Read More Florida. Murals in Downtown West Palm Beach.
Another entry for my ‘art underground’ series even though in this case the art is not undground but overground: The highlight of the Palais Royal-Musee du Louvre station are the arches made of colorful beads that bring some Mardi Grass flavour to the metro entrance at Place Colette.
Since September last year Midtown Manhattan has one more public art piece on view: the “Hope” sculpture by american artist Robert Indiana on the corner of 7th Avenue and 53rd Street. His iconic “LOVE red blue” sculpture is just around the corner: at 6th Avenue and 54th street.
The mural on the corner of East Houston Street and Bowery is one of the places I always visit when I’m in NYC. In previous years I’ve seen murals by Retna, Lady Aiko, Maya Hayuk and Barry McGee. I was disappointed to read the the mural was temporary removed due to a construction site nearby, but… Read More NYC. The Bowery Mural by Ron English.
How to get there: take Metro Line 1 to Esplanade de La Défense and then walk towards the Grande Arche. Right at the Grande Arche is the terminal Station of Line 1 “La Dèfense-Grand Arche” from where you can get back to the Center.
“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.
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”.