Photo by myself below the Standard Hotel, at West 13th and Washington Streets.
Way, way, way over on the far west side, tucked under The High Line and the towering Standard Hotel, is a giant piece of public art.
The sculpture was created by the street artist named Kaws. It is only 16 feet tall, however seems much taller. Influences from Mickey Mouse can be seen in the 'gloves'. (The artist started his career as a freelancer at Disney).
People were eating and relaxing nearby in the gorgeous weather. The Standard is a super cool building that straddles The High Line, the elevated public park. Rates at The Standard vary from about $450 to $2,200 per night.
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