The sculpture was commissioned by Two Trees Management Company. Debora Kass, the Brooklyn artist that created the piece, developed the idea for the OY/YO (2015) sculpture drawing inspiration from Picasso’s “Yo Picasso” and Edward Ruscha’s “OOF”. The piece tips a hat to both Yiddish and Latino cultures; the Spanish phrase for “I am” and the Yiddish expression “oy vey.”
The bright yellow sculpture is made of painted aluminum and measures 8 feet by 17 feet by 5 feet and is certainly striking, that could be why it was so loved by the community. The piece originally went up in December 2015, before, much to the dismay of park patrons, it came down again in August of 2016.
The bright yellow sculpture is definitely going to brighten up Kent Avenue.
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