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The Apple by Stephen Weiss

Apple by Stephen Weiss

Stephen Weiss, the late husband of Donna Karan, created his “Larger than Life” collection shortly before his death from a long battle with lung cancer in 2001. The collection includes for pieces; a high-heeled shoe, a roll of film,  a Dressage horse and this big apple, which is a tribute to New York City. The Dressage Horse was the final piece, completed posthumously by Weiss’s son, was presented at Hampton Classic.

The Apple, here in Millenium Garden, is a 3 ton and 9 foot bronze that sits on a bench of apple cores. It symbolizes the heart and “core” of the city.

Weiss was part of Donna Karan’s company, but still continued to create art, although never sought public recognition for his pieces.

Who: Stephen Weiss

What: “Apple”

Where: Hudson River Park- West St at Charles Street

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