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A 26-Foot-High Sculpture of A Rose Is Up And Blooming In FiDi

By Caitlin Horsfield

A 26-Foot-High Sculpture of A Rose Is Up And Blooming In FiDi
You can check out different public art installations in and around the city pretty much all year long. The newest piece to join the ranks is Rose III by German artist, Isa Genzken.

Just in time for the ten year anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the corresponding financial crisis, a flower has been caught blooming in the heart of the financial district where, arguably, it began. Fast forward a few more years to 2011 and Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park had become host to the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Now, the park has transformed once again to become home to a 26-foot-tall painted steel rose by artist Isa Genzken, entitled Rose III (2016). The giant stature has been permanently installed on the northwest corner, although it still hasn’t been made clear if the timing is intentional.

According to Art Net News, “Genzken’s monumental works have been installed in other major urban centers as well. An edition of her first Rose, executed in the 1990s, is permanently on view at Roppongi Hills in Tokyo, while an edition of her Rose II is installed in the sculpture garden of New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Another work, Two Orchids, stands in New York’s Central Park.”

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Featured image: courtesy of Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne/New York