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40 foot art sculpture by Martin Puryear coming to Madison Square Park in Spring

As part of the seasonal Madison Square Park art exhibits, this spring will feature a 40 foot tall structure by American artist Martin Puryear. Called Big Bling, the structure will be on exhibit in Madison Square Park all summer and fall/early winter from May 16, 2016 through January 8, 2017. It will be built of wood and wrapped in a thin chain link fence, with a gold leaf shackle at the top. This will be Martin Puryear’s largest sculpture/structure to date.

The sculpture is part of the Madison Square Conservancy’s groundbreaking Madison Square Art public art program. Each season you will find thought-provoking sculptures, structures, video and audio art throughout the park by the most prominent artists in the world including Antony Gormley, Orly Genger, Iván Navarro, Jim Campbell, Richard Deacon, Tadashi Kawamata, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, William Wegman, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Jaume Plensa, and Sol LeWitt.

 

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Photographer Michele Palazzo’s Flatiron Building photo from the storm goes viral

Photographer Michele Palazzo shot some amazing photos of the Flatiron building in the blizzard, and they have been shared across the web and all the way to UK Newspaper The Telegraph.

What’s incredible about the shot is it almost looks like an impressionist painting, with the blizzard snow blurring the background. You can see more photos by her at her feed on Instagram or buy a print at http://streetfauna.photoshelter.com/gallery/Snow-Storm-in-NYC-2016/G0000k1pkBeUipaU/.

 

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="469"] Photographer: Michele Palazzo (https://www.instagram.com/streetfauna/)[/caption]

Comic Fans: Metropolis Gallery Opens Masters Of Universe Exhibit on 37th Street

Comic fans can check out a new exhibit at the Metropolis Gallery (36 West 37th Street, 6th Floor) called Masters Of Universe, and featuring works by Frank Frazetta, Jeffrey Catherin Jones, Greg Hildebrandt, Ken Kelly, and Phil Hale.

image5-235x176We’re excited about this collection,” says curator Rob Pistella. “Frank Frazetta has been called the greatest fantasy artist of the 20th Century. Jeff Jones was a brilliant transgender pioneer whose groundbreaking work—like Big Tarzan, which we’ll have on display—is garnering renewed interest.

You can attend the opening (free) reception on Friday from 6-10pm. Artist Greg Hildebrandt (art for Lord of the Rings, Star Wars poster, Marvel Comics, DC Comics) will be in attendance.

More info at http://www.prunderground.com/metropolis-gallery-opens-masters-of-universe-exhibit-in-new-york/0063266/.

Madison Square Music Studio Series kicks off today with The Campbell Brothers and Luther Dickinson

The Madison Square Music Studio Series, a free series of outdoor concerts featuring Americana, Bluegrass, and Folk music,  kicks off today with The Campbell Brothers and Luther Dickinson. It runs the next 4 Saturdays from 3-5pm in Madison Square Park. Here is the full schedule: Saturday, September 12th – The Campbell Brothers and Luther Dickinson […]

Kat Edmonson plays Madison Square Park tonight

As part of the Oval Lawn in Madison Square Park, Kat Edmonson plays a free show in the park tonight starting at 7pm. The Brooklyn artist’s eclectic style draws from the singers of the 50’s and 60’s. Check out her video below for an idea of her sound. The music is hosted by the Madison […]

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