Doug + Mike Starn on the Roof: Big Bambu

Posted by The G on June 26, 2010 under Artsy Fartsy | Comments are off for this article

Photos by G.  Art by Doug + Mike Starn.

Big Bambu by Doug and Mike Starn on the roof of the Met in New York now through October 31, 2010 (weather permitting).

The folks at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York have done it again!  Every summer, they feature a fantastic installation on the roof of the museum and year after year, it’s a site to behold.  2 years ago, they hosted Jeff Koons’ metallic balloon dog, last year was Roxy Paine’s “Maelstrom,” and this year Doug and Mike Starn’s “Big Bambu: You Can’t, You Don’t and You Won’t Stop” is on the roof at the Met.  The identical twins from New Jersey have created a bamboo structure measuring 100 feet long, 50 feet wide and 50 feet tall!  Over 5,000 pieces of bamboo combined with 50 miles of nylon rope have been constructed to make this really cool installation.  If you take the tour of the museum, you can be taken by docent through this structure that has a spectacular view of Central Park as a backdrop!  The roof is open all summer long, weather permitting, so don’t miss your chance to see a fortress that would even make an Ewok gasp!

See a couple more images of Big Bambu, after the jump.

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