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Monday, July 23, 2012

Giant Bird, on Broadway

Bird Sculpture, uws
Photo by myself on Broadway and 79th Street, on the Upper West Side.

One of the many whimsical sculptures of animals by artist Peter Woytuk is located on the median strip along Broadway.

A giant raven is balanced on three giant green apples. In front of the sculpture, a typical New Yorker was standing in the pose of the moment, checking his mobile phone. Notice also another fellow in the background checking his phone, while sitting on a bench!

I have to wonder whether sculptures of people will show them in this contemplative pose, just as life-sized Roman emperors were depicted in costume, looking out in the distance at worlds they wish to conquer.

Eighteen of Peter Woytuk's works are displayed along Broadway, from Columbus Circle at 59th Street, all the way up to 168th Street.

For more about the artist and locations where is work can be found, click here

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When New Yorkers talk about being 'on Broadway', we are usually referring to Broadway, the street, that is, the very, very long street that runs north-south.

8 comments:

Olivier said...

c'est un hommage a Edgar Poe ?
Belle statue, et en effet le new yorkais dans son attitude favorite ;)

Ken Mac said...

please eat dude with aqua phone.

RedPat said...

Great shot. I checked out his site - very cool. Quite a commission for him!

James Wei said...

Love the fact a man standing next to the statue as if his glimpse in life was captured on your camera

Nori said...

It must be a "Windows" !

elsie said...

so much has changed in just the few short years I've been to NYC - you're photographs once again are givine me "the itch"!

Banjo52 said...

"I have to wonder whether sculptures of people will show them in this contemplative pose, just as life-sized Roman emperors were depicted in costume, looking out in the distance at worlds they wish to conquer."

Interesting to wonder how we'll be seen. The virus called Cell Phone has spread incredibly fast and far.

Rose from Oz is Back! said...

Very talented fellow. I'm guessing its a steel rod holding it all together? but I was going say - must be good super glue.
Terrific shot Kitty.