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Lee Bontecou is Frightening

Lee Bontecou’s futuristic and ominous works are at once painting and sculpture. Made from steel frames and recycled canvas (like conveyor belts and mail sacks, rather than fine artist’s canvas), […]

Morningside Heights

Lit Nerd Wednesday! Columbia University, besides being outrageously expensive and eminent domainy, played a key role in one of the biggest literary movements of the 20th century and one of […]

Eleanor

A throw back to the traditional style of public art, the bronze statue, is Penelope Jenck’s statue of Eleanor Roosevelt at the entrance to Riverside Park on the Upper West […]

Haring’s Altar Piece

When the late great Keith Haring finally succumbed to feeling the sickness of HIV, he made one last art work. In January of 1990, just one month before his death, […]

Tight Rope Walker

R. kees Verkade, Man on a wire, columbia university, tight rope walker

No, the sculpture at Revson Plaza is not an homage to Man on a Wire, but actually a bronze gifted in 1979. Created by sculptore R. Kees Verkade, it depicts […]

New York Times Capsule by Santiago Calatrava

Santiago Calatrava

I always loved the idea of the time capsule. There’s one I mentioned at the 1939 World’s Fair site in Queens, not to be opened until  6939 AD. There’s the one in my […]

Diva in the Subway

Gleaming in a gold dress with red hair, could it be…me? No, silly! Deep in the subway station of the 1 train at West 66th Street, aka Lincoln Center, are […]

The Thinker

Upper West Side, Dante, The Thinker, Auguste Rodin, Columbia University Philosophy, The Gates of Hell, Public Sculpture New York

Rodin’s The Thinker is one of the most recognizable statues in the world- and New York has its very own! The bronze sculpture in front of the Philosophy Hall at […]

Chagall’s Murals at Lincoln Center

Marc Chagall, The Triumph of Music, Lincoln Center

In 1966, master painter Marc Chagall painted to enormous murals for the Metropolitan Opera, entitled “The Triumph of Music” and “The Sources of Music.” The murals, considered New York treasures, […]

The Dakota

The Dakota has been a legendary residence for years. John and Yoko lived here, in addition to a zillion other famous people, including Lauren Bacall, Leonard Bernstein, Connie Chung and […]

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