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Balls.

George Rhoads is kind of a dorky Renaissance man- a painter, origami master, and rolling ball run sculptor. His 42nd Street Ballroom sculpture doesn’t evoke dancing in gowns, but instead the clicking, clacking and shooting of a child’s game. The giant 8 x 8 x 8 foot clear cube was installed at Port Authority in 1983 and entertains the commuters, bums and weirdos that hang out there.

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Rhoads has been focusing on rolling ball and wind sculptures for the past 30 years, thinking of himself as a sort of post-Industrialist prophet- making machinery easily understandable to his viewers.

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Who: George Rhoads

What: 42nd Street Ballroom

Where: Port Authority, 43rd and 8th

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6 Responses to “Balls.”
  1. George Rhoads’ Ballroom sculpture in Port Authority is one of my earliest NYC memories http://t.co/OuawRU1Esg via @ArtNerdNewYork

  2. RT @liberationnyc: George Rhoads’ Ballroom sculpture in Port Authority is one of my earliest NYC memories http://t.co/XZMZJW6TuO via…

  3. G’day, Good page. I am looking forward to read more of your work.

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