Artwalks in New York: Delightful Discoveries of Public Art by Marina Harrison

By Marina Harrison

Completely up to date, the recent variation of this acclaimed advisor brings us 33 excursions of public paintings, overlaying the size of the island, from the Cloisters and Harlem in northern big apple, to primary Park and the museum mile, to Rockefeller heart and Chelsea, and down to the southern tip at Battery Park urban. This integral consultant additionally covers the outer boroughs, from comfy Harbor, Staten Island to the Socrates Sculpture Park and the Noguchi Museum in Queens, from Wave Hill within the Bronx all of the method to the botanical gardens in Brooklyn.

The ideal guidebook for citizens and travelers alike, Harrison and Rosenfeld discover nooks and crannies off the crushed song along favourite treasures, reminding us all why big apple urban is the artwork capital of the world.

Artwalks in New York contains:

  • Completely revised and up-to-date entries, together with seven new walks, reflecting the ever-changing city
  • Includes over 25 jogging travel maps, instructions, and prompt visitation hours
  • Listings of museums, paintings and public sale galleries, art-filled public areas, resort lobbies, gardens, eating places, subway stations, public sculpture and work of art, and more
  • Hundreds of attention-grabbing proof, anecdotes, and tidbits approximately ny urban artwork from specialist guides

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A more contemporary work consists of three tilted slabs of steel, called Skagerrak, by Antoni H. Milkowski. ☞ / Radicals of the Left mural, at West Street and Charles Street in the West Village: This outdoor mural on the side of the Path­ finder Press building took eighty artists from twenty coun­ tries two and a half years to complete. It includes portraits of numerous political notables of the left from Marx, Trotsky, and Lenin to Sacco and Vanzetti, Bishop Tutu, Nelson Man­ dela, and Che Guevara.

All of these intricate objects are more than dazzling to our modern eye. Finally you can wander into the picture gallery, where a miscel­ lany of American paintings and photographs is exhibited on a ro­ tating basis. Here you have the opportunity to experience the entire gamut of American art (or one family’s views of what is rep­ resentative of American art). You might see such masters as Thomas Hart Benton, Milton Avery, Thomas Eakins, Gilbert Stuart, John Singer Sargent, and Reginald Marsh, to name a few.

At the Duane Street entrance is a mosaic installed high on the sky-lit wall: dozens of faces, some skeletal, are portrayed by Roger Brown. The New Ring Shout is a floor installation commemorating the Burial Ground. It features a -foot-round illuminated terrazzo and polished-brass dance floor, designed as a tribute to the thousands of Africans, In­ dians, and Europeans buried beneath the building. ) Just across Duane Street, facing Broadway, is another massive edifice, the Jacob Javits Federal Building.

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