Union Square’s Latest Statue Is An Inverted Elephant

(Photo courtesy of Marlborough Gallery)

The Parks Department unveiled its newest piece of public art yesterday, a 26 foot tall Gran Elefandret by Spanish artist Miquel Barceló. Contrasts rather nicely with Andy at the other corner of the park, no?

Though the statue may seem a little top-heavy, Mr. Barceló assured WNYC that it was built to withstand the gusty winter. “I wanted to be very sure that it wouldn’t fall,” Barceló said.

The statue is exhibited in association with Marlborough Gallery, and will be on display until May 2012.