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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Traveling Art, in NoHo

Sergio Furnari sculpture, nyc
Photo by myself around Houston and Mercer Streets, in NoHo.

I've seen this truck a couple times before. Sitting on top of it is a sculpture by Sergio Furnare, a New York artist, depicting a well known photograph of iron workers on their lunch break.

The original black and white photo was taken in 1932 of ironworkers working at Rockefeller Center. They were sitting on the 69th floor and you could see the city below them. The truck is Furnare's traveling billboard.

We had a gorgeous day in the city, Saturday. It felt like Spring, on the cool side with sunshine.

In the background left is a sculpture by the minimalist artist Forrest Myers. It's comprised of a grid of beams cantilevering out from a building.

For the original 1932 photo of the iron workers, click here.
For the artist's website, click here.

Related posts: Flaming Cactus, in Astor Place, Giant Head, in Madison Square Park, and Big Wampum Poster, on Houston Street.

4 comments:

RedPat said...

Very cool and so unusual!

Ken Mac said...

They're back!

SRQ said...

That's one unique way for people to see artwork -- wow. I love the original photograph.

Paul B said...

Very unusual, not seen any quite like this here. Like SRQ I too love the original photo, iconic!