I’ve lived in this east village neighborhood for over 30 years, and I don’t recall ever seeing a public artwork at the corner of 14th Street and Avenue A, let alone anything as monumental as this Beastie Boys mural by the legendary Shepherd Fairey. I first noticed the mural at 7:00 AM on the morning of October 4th as I approached the L train stop. This is what it looked like on that morning: Continue reading Posse In Effect Beastie Boys Mural By Shepard Fairey
If you’re an art fan who loves taking advantage of the many free things there are to do and see in New York City, then sometimes you can be a little bit late to the party. Maybe you missed the initial wave of press announcing Sea Idylls, Carole A. Feuerman’s hyper-realist sculptures of swimmers and acrobats installed on the Park Avenue Malls way back in April, because you were too busy paying attention to other stuff. Surely, it’s impossible to keep up on everything.
Continue reading Carole A. Feuerman’s Sea Idylls on the Park Avenue Malls
Twice annually — in the spring and then again in late summer — New York’s Public Art Fund installs a new site-specific artwork in Central Park’s Doris C. Freedman Plaza, and it’s always fun and exciting to see that the next sculpture will be. However, with the recently- installed Parabolic Light, a translucent magenta obelisk by artist Fred Eversley, New Yorkers will get to enjoy its reflective glow for an entire year!
Continue reading Eye On Design: Parabolic Light By Fred Eversley in Central Park
This bronze statue of Mary Poppins that graces Leicester Square in London is a delightful tribute to one of cinema’s most iconic characters. As I stood before this whimsical rendition of the beloved nanny, memories of my childhood flooded back. I vividly recall watching the 1964 Disney film, where Julie Andrews brought Mary Poppins to life with her enchanting portrayal. I remember thinking that she was so beautiful.
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Pimp My Piragua is a mobile public art project that commemorates the innovations of Latinx street vendors, transforming a traditional pushcart for selling shaved ice (piraguas) into a hyper-customized tricycle pushcart.
Continue reading Eye On Design: Pimp My Piragua By Miguel Luciano