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Urs Fischer's "Untitled, (Lamp/Bear)"
Midtown Manhattan, NY from my 2011 archive


Urs Fischer's "Untitled, (Lamp/Bear)"
Midtown Manhattan, NY from my 2011 archive


May 28, 2011

Street Art continued...

I came across this giant Teddy Bear while running late for a meeting. Late or not, I could not resist stopping to take pictures of the giant cuddly sculpture. I quickly ran across the street and carefully snapped a few shots. As I ran off, I turned around to get one last look at the bear and spotted a standing information placard at the rear of the sculpture. I sprinted back, snapped the placard, and then ran off again.

I am not sure of the building name, but I do remember many years ago there were oversized Christmas ornament balls displayed in the fountain during the holiday season. Each ornament was several feet in diameter and a shiny crimson color. I will have to remember to pass by this building from time to time to look out for future installations.

The placard notes this is one work in an edition of two plus one artist's proof. I typically think of an artist's proof as a two dimensional work, usually a print, not an oversized sculpture. Nice to learn something new. It is refreshing to see such a colorful and lighthearted piece of art located in one of Manhattan's main thoroughfares. I am, however left wondering why the lamp cuts into the Teddy Bear's head...not sure how I feel about that.