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Malcolm Cochran’s Giant Bottle- Private Passage

Permanent public art doesn’t have to be all steel and abstraction. Malcolm Cochran’s “Private Passage” is truly amazing. From afar, it appears to be a giant wine bottle on its side. But instead of crying over spilled wine, visitors can instead experience a magical message in a bottle! Through a series of port holes, visitors can look inside- to see a replica of the ocean liner Queen Mary- at the bottom of a bottle of wine.

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The wine bottle itself stretches 30 feet on the waterfront of Hudson River Park. Overlooking the Hudson River, the bronze and zinc bottle is patinaed in green, and lined with windows along the sides, end and top. Inside, super shiny sheet metal makes the 1930s style bed, bathroom, and cabin quarters sparkle like an old timey monochromatic photograph.

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It truly feels like a discovered time capsule, and pushes public art to be something truly experiential. Love it!

Who: Malcom Cochran

What: Private Passage

Where: Hudson River Park, 12th Avenue and 54th Street

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  1. Passage In Time: Permanent public art doesn’t have to be all steel and abstraction. Malcolm Cochran’s “Passage i… http://t.co/iAqCHKxC

  2. a giant wine bottle w a replica of a state room from the queen mary inside. of course i love this thing http://t.co/nAEoclWP @artnerdnewyork

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