A Colorful Billowing “Wind Sculpture” is Coming to Central Park

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A colorful new public art installation is coming to the entrance of Central Park. The 23-foot tall sculpture will make its debut in the new year. Here are all the details.

New York City is a mecca of public art. With our groundbreaking architecture, visiting exhibits, and public art it’s no wonder that artist flock to our city in droves. Joining a host of public art in the New Year is a gigantic colorful sculpture at the entrance of Central Park.

This coming Spring, starting March 7, at the Doris C. Freedman Plaza (southeast entrance to Central Park) the Public Art Fund is unveiling a new sculpture named Wind Sculpture (SG) I

The person behind the piece is British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare MBE, perhaps better known for his large-scale headless mannequins (see below).

The sculpture is a part of Shonibare’s acclaimed “Wind Sculpture” series. In the theme of the rest of the series, the sculpture looks like a large, billowing piece of cloth waving in the wind. The 23-foot piece’s pattern is hand painted and vibrantly colorful and will be the artists first public work in New York City.

Wind Sculpture (SG) I will be on display in Central Park at Fifth Avenue at East 60th Street from March 7 to October 14, 2018.

Featured image source [A rendering of Yinka Shonibare, Wind Sculpture (SG) I. Courtesy of the Public Art Fund.]

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