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Modern Art Monday Presents: Peter Fischli, Snowman

Snowman Sculpture
All Photos By Gail

Where else but the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden at NYC’s Museum of Modern Art could you see a preserved Snowman in the middle of a summer heat wave? I ask yez.

Snowman Sculpture
Damn You, Reflective Glass Case

Snowman (2016) a sculpture composed of an actual snowman encased in a glass-door freezer, by Peter Fischli (Swiss, b. 1952) and his longtime collaborator David Weiss (Swiss, 1946–2012). This Snowman is an updated version of a 1987 site-specific work by Fischli and Weiss that was commissioned by a German thermic power plant whose energy—in the form of heat, paradoxically — was used to keep the snowman perpetually frozen. Though a snowman is, as Fischli observes, a “sculpture that almost anyone can make” simply by rolling three spheres of snow and setting them atop one another, Fischli and Weiss’s Snowman is dependent on a technically complex apparatus for its year-round subsistence. Over the course of three decades of collaboration, the two artists explored and exploited contradictions such as this one and investigated the extraordinary potential of ordinary objects and situations.

Snowman Sculpture Head Detail
Snowman Sculpture Head Detail

Snowman is part of Peter Fischli’s Artist’s Choice presentation in the sculpture garden, which also includes a selection of other works in MoMA’s collection alongside Fischli’s original pieces.

Snowman Sculpture With Viewers

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NYC East Village The Morning After Blizzard Nemo

Snow in Front Flower Box
Evidence in My Front Porch Flower Box (All Photos By Gail, Click on Any Image to Enlarge)

Against a soundtrack of the unmistakable scraping of shovels against cement, I took a walk this morning through Tompkins Square Park in the East Village to capture a few photos of last night’s snowfall before it all melts away!

Intersection with Deli

The bright sun is already fast melting the snow into grey slush, already evident at every intersection in the area.

Snow Covered Car

Somebody wrote the word “Snow” in the snow that accumulated on this car. Clever!

Children's Garden Sign

The areas that will stay pristine the longest are the small, private gardens.

Childrens Private Garden

Private Garden2

Unshoveled Park Path

This is what it looks where people have not yet shoveled.

Snow on Ground in Park

Dog Run In Tompkins Square Park

Lots of people out running their dogs. Dogs love snow!

Ghetto Snowman In Tompkins Square Park

Ghetto Snowman.

Snow Cushioned Benches  In Tompkins Square Park

Snowpolstery!

Snow Cushion On Benches

Cushions of snow!

Snow Bushes with Finger

This photo of snow-burdened bushes would be much nicer if it were not bordered by my finger.

Snow Burdened Bushes

Snow Burdened Tree

Snow Xmas Tree with Glove

Makes me think of Christmas (and yes, that is a bit of my glove)!

Icicles On Car Bumper

Icicles on Storefront

Icicles on Car Bumpers and Store Awnings along Avenue A were dripping and dropping onto the sidewalk like tiny projectile missles by 11:00 AM!

Snow Park with Fence

By the time this post goes up it will already be too late to enjoy the best of the Blizzard’s aftermath, but at least I preserved the memory while I could!

Snowy Bare Trees
Bare Trees, Blue Skies

Bass Drum Snowman

Bass Drum Snowman

This cheerful snowman made from drums either includes two kick drums and a large floor tom or three kicks of various sizes, all stacked up and decorated very cleverly! Festive!

Thanks to Neal Smith for the Image

Snowmen Cupcakes: Make Them!

Holiday Cupcakes Decorated As Snowmen Faces
This is What They Look Like

Holiday Snowmen Cupcakes: the Cuteness. Make them yourself with the recipe found at This Link or just dress up a box of Cupcakes from the store, then take all the credit! Be creative! It’s Christmas!

Season's Beatings!

Merry Holidaze

Yeah, That’s It…

Hey Kids! I’m heading out to California later this afternoon for week of sun and fun with the family and friends. While I’m looking forward to enjoying temperatures of over 40 degrees, I’ll be away from the blog until at least December 27th. So have a wonderful holiday and try not to miss me too much.