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Modern Art Monday Presents: East West Gate by Yu Yu Yang

East West Gate 1
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Near the Water Street side of the plaza at 88 Pine Street is a two-piece abstract sculpture called East West Gate, by Taiwanese artist Yu Yu Yang  (1926 – 1997), consisting of a large shiny stainless steel disk standing upright next to a 16-foot-tall steel rectangle with a circular hole in it, suggesting that the disk has been cut from the rectangle.

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This circle in the square creates an intriguing visual and philosophical perspective for the viewer who repeatedly regresses in the reflection of the disk.

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Yang’s works show a rich variety of forms and subjects with their essences based on Chinese cultures through expressions that incorporate both eastern and western aesthetics. A renowned sculptor, environmental designer and architect, Yang was a versatile and prolific artist who left behind a great legacy of art.

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Rejected Skin By William Tarr

Rejected Skin
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For years I’ve walked by this sculpture installation at the corner of Water Street and Old Slip, and assumed it was one of John Chamberlain’s crushed car works. But recently I was compelled to snap a few photographs and do a bit of Googling. What I found out is that back in 1970, artist William Tarr made this sculpture from aluminum panels meant for the façade of 77 Water Street (the building on whose plaza it sits) that were rejected due to their imperfections. Thus, the sculpture’s name, Rejected Skin.
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Cityscape Fountains By Victor Scallo

City Fountains By Victor Scallo
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Sculptor Victor Scallo created this sculpture that consists of four rectangular stainless steel blocks, which are meant to represent nearby buildings in the Financial District.
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Pink Thing of The Day: Conversation By B. Morgan

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Conversation, a grouping of colorful public seating (by artist B. Morgan) is located in the rear of the plaza at 77 Water Street, just off Water  and Old Slip in NYC’s Financial District.

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Live Your Life, Be Free

Dangerous Freedom
Photo By Gail 

“I Prefer Dangerous Freedom Over Peaceful Slavery.”

PhotographedOutside Smorgasburg, DUMBO, at the Corner of Water and Old Dock Streets