Photos by G. Art by Jeff Koons.
Split-Rocker by Jeff Koons
If you find yourself in the Rockefeller Center area between now and late September 2014, make sure you check out Jeff Koons’ massive work “Split-Rocker.” The piece is over 37 feet high and features over 50,000 flowering plants!
It will be on display 24/7 through September 25, 2014.
Split-Rocker (Side View)
Photo by G. Art by Jeff Koons.
Jeff Koons at 7 World Trade Center
This Jeff Koons public sculpture has been on display at 7 World Trade Center in Manhattan for a couple of years, but I rarely make it down to that creepy part of town. So here it is and enjoy! I sure did!
Photos by G. Various Artists.
The Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens
Recently, the Happy Famous Artists were in town and they turned me on to the Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens. Gail and I went on an urban adventure to sunny Queens and checked out a really cool exhibit entitled “Do It (Outside).” [Side note: you can see more photos of this exhibit from Worley Gig, Happy Famous Artists or the official Socrates website by clicking the links above.]
Socrates by David Barry
A selection of artists (including Robert Ashley, Darren Bader, Nairy Baghramian, John Baldessari, Yto Barrada, Robert Barry, Jerome Bel, Mel Bochner, Minerva Cuevas, Tacita Dean, Elmgreen & Dragset, Tracey Emin, William Forsythe, Paul-Armand Gette, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Douglas Gordon, Konstantin Grcic, Anna Halprin, Cristina Iglesias, Koo Jeong-A, Joan Jonas, Ilya Kabakov, Mike Kelley, Alison Knowles, Suzanne Lacy, Adriana Lara, Bertrand Lavier, Xavier Le Roy, Sol LeWitt, Lucy Lippard, Anibal Lopez, David Lynch, Christian Marclay, Enzo Mari, Paul McCarthy, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, Ernesto Neto, Rivane Neuenschwander, Albert Oehlen, Yoko Ono, Clifford Owens, Lygia Pape, Nicolas Paris, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Cedric Price, Tobias Rehberger, Pedro Reyes, Martha Rosler, Eszter Salamon, Tomas Saraceno, Peter Saville, Kazuyo Sejima, . Shimabuku, Gabriel Sierra, Andreas Slominski, Michael Smith, Nancy Spero, Hugo Suter, Anton Vidokle, Hannah Weinberger, Ai Weiwei, Franz West, Erwin Wurm) have written out instructions to be interpreted by other artists, performers, community groups, and the public, as you can see above.
“What Would Tracey Do” by Tracey Emin
If you are looking for a fun getaway from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, take the N train out to Queens and enjoy this beautiful park with nice views of the city and in addition, if sculptures are your thing, you are walking distance from the Noguchi Museum (more to come on that).
Gail For Rent
Gail and I had fun interacting with the art on an extremely hot but gorgeous day.
G inside Konstantine Grcic art.
“Do It (Outside)” curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist only runs through July 7, 2013, so don’t miss your chance to see and interact with a lot of great art.
Socrates Sculpture Park is located at 32-01 Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City and is open 365 days a year from 10 am to sunset.
Photo by G. Art by Thomas Bayrle.
“American Dream” by Thomas Bayrle at the Highline
Head over to the Highline in New York to check out their latest in an ever changing series of billboards. This one’s called “American Dream” by Thomas Bayrle. The billboard can be seen through October 31, 2012 at the Highline Park located at West 18th Street and 10th Avenue.
Photos by G. Art by Anish Kapoor.
Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor in Millennium Park in Chicago
“Cloud Gate” also known as “The Bean” by Anish Kapoor in Chicago is probably the coolest public sculpture you will ever see. It looks like a bean made out of liquid mercury, but in fact is stainless steel. Situated in the center of Chicago’s Millennium Park, from every possible angle, the reflections you see are spectacular.
Whether you are seeing mirror images of the magnificent skyline of Chicago or just distorted images of the people looking at their reflections, you could literally spend hours at Cloud Gate without ever getting bored.
Underneath the center of “the bean” was perhaps the trippiest view of all.
The Center of The Bean
Of course, you can’t just see Cloud Gate by day. You must check it out at night for a completely different perspective.
Cloud Gate at night.
It was also very cool to see so many people that might not typically be so into art interact with the sculpture and be so enamored with it.
If you are in the Chicago area, “Cloud Gate” is a must see! Best news of all, it’s FREE!