Wednesday, June 18, 2014

NYC Street Art

 Last Saturday I had the pleasure of spending the day with Natalya, Kristin and Robin in New York City.  We went to the Museum of Art and Design, the Hudson Guild, and the ArtQuilt Gallery.  Kristin has written a wonderful synopsis of our day that I can't improve upon.

In between all these fabulous scheduled stops, we also saw some fun art right out on the street.  We made it a point to see Chakaia Booker's impressive rubber sculptures that were adorning the pedestrian side of Broadway.  In all, there are five tons of her sculptures from 36th to 41st Streets.

I first became familiar with Booker's work when I saw it at the Katonah Museum of Art.  You can read my review of that exhibition here. (Did you know Booker worked with fabric long ago?)  Cafe tables and chairs were arranged around the sculptures so you could enjoy a snack alongside them

or use them to take selfies (yep, we did the tourist thing).

We also happened upon lots of other art out on the streets.  Here's a sampling:

Graffiti seen from the High Line
Fly-away plastic bags tied to decorate a fence

The wonderful work of the Clinton Middle School students on the boards concealing a construction site.
An artist working plein air, looking up the street at the Chrysler Building from the perimeter of Bryant Park.

What an an art-filled, inspiration-laden day.  I hope to have more walking jaunts in the City so I can discover more.


Cindy Green said...

Looks like a great day! Thanks for sharing!

Natalya Aikens said...

I wanna do it again! and again and again....

Norma Schlager said...

What a great day! We are going in to NYC soon. Hope some of the things you saw are still there.