Don’t like seeing the mounds of cigarette butts lining the city streets? Does it bother you when the guy standing in front of you on the subway has his pants at his knees? Well apparently it also bothers New York artist Jay Shells, but unlike you, he has decided to do something about it. Read More
Wednesday night, as The Observer crossed the West Side Highway at Bank Street and walked over to Pier 49, the pink-orange sun was reflecting onto the Hudson River, and people had filled the surrounding patches of grass, waiting for the official unveiling of a new public artwork by artist Jon Morris called Reflecting the Stars, Read More
The Dia Art Foundation is in danger of losing control of Robert Smithson’s “Spiral Jetty” in Utah, a giant rock sculpture built on the bed of the Great Salt Lake in 1970.
The foundation acquired the work, which at times has been completely submerged by the lake, through the artist’s estate in 1999 and since Read More
Every few months, a fussy cabal of art dealers, philanthropists, lawyers and museum curators meet in the Upper East Side offices of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation “over bad sandwiches,” said one. They are the Park Avenue sculpture committee, and they decide, by and large, what art gets showcased on one of the pricier streets in the Read More