Thursday, June 02, 2011
Giant Teddy Bear Public On Park Ave
Came across this huge sculpture on Park Ave and 53rd St, which is there temporarily and interestingly--is for sale.
Personally, this openly capitalist merger of public art and the marketplace doesn't bother me at all and only reflects the city's prime role as a grand theater to display anything. Also, the work is just weird enough to take the edge off a building that's more than a little too full of itself.
The guard standing by it adds just the right touch of strange. Did this thing sell?