The IAC Building, which is the headquarters for InterAcive Corp, sits on the Hudson River-facing lot on Eleventh Avenue between 18th and 19th Streets. I sometimes pass it when I am gallery hopping and when it is lit up at night it is quite breathtaking to behold.
Besides the fact that the building itself is one of the most gorgeous examples of modern architecture in Manhattan, I am also quite charmed by the block-long series of video screens in the building’s lobby, which are visible from Eleventh Avenue. The visuals change all the time, but on a night last fall I snapped few photos of this pink and green set of abstract images.
When you get up close to the glass, you can see it is imbedded with little black dots, which I imagine help to shade the interior and add a dimension of privacy during the day.
I love this building.
Seen from Eleventh Avenue Looking North in Winter, 2015
Seen from the High Line, Summer 2015
19th Street Side, Late September of 2015
View from 20th Street Looking South, October 2016
Seen from the High Line in March of 2018
Seen from the middle of the Hudson River in July of 2018!
This heavenly billboard, which apparently has something to do with California, is located at the popular corner of 44th Street and 11th Avenue in Manhattan and is owned by Mother New York. The Billboard’s artwork changes regularly. This photo was taken during Fashion Week in mid-September, 2014.
While on a my way to a Fashion Week event, I spotted this very fun, psychedelic mural on the side of McQuaids Restaurant & Pub, located at the corner of 44th Street and 11th Avenue. At first, I thought it might be the work of Buff Monster, but it turned out to be by graffiti artists Ghost and Giz.
Here’s another shot.
The Mural is part of Animal NY’s Pub(lic) Art Project, which will see new murals by other street artists cycle through the space every few months. This one has been up since July, 2014.