The annual Armory Art Show took place this past weekend. It’s a big contemporary art fair that the Manhattan galleries look forward to with great anticipation but it’s something that I’ve never attended. Not once! In celebration of the show, Times Square was transformed into a sculpture garden. Here are a few examples. All photos are clickable. Make sure you click on that first one to see the detail.
This big boned gal is by Niki de Saint Phalle. You can’t tell but she was kind of sparkly. Water streamed out of those upturned jugs.
This oversized happy mouse is the work of Tom Otterness. His stuff is so clever. It’s playful. He makes something as hard as steel look soft.
He had a wealth of permanent fixtures in Manhattan that include playgrounds, subway stations and a hotel on 42nd Street. I’ve got a bunch of photos of his stuff and have been meaning to do a post.
This flock of sheep was grazing right outside the big Marriott.
They were hand-made from heavy paper by Brooklyn artist Kyu Seok Oh.
I was wondering if the whole flock of sheep/gaggle of tourists thing was an intentional metaphor. I hope not. That would be a bit of an insult. We need our tourists. Without tourists, this town would be about as special as Enid, Oklahoma.