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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Bond Street Sculpture


Artistic expression is everywhere you look in NYC - street musicians, chalk painters on sidewalks, urban graffiti art, colored glass appliques on lamp posts, photographs and art being sold or exhibited on the street, etc. Sometimes you need to look up. We spotted these sculptures on the second floor fire escape of the six-story residential loft building at 24 Bond Street - a side street off Broadway in NoHo.* The building was also the home of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. The creation is the work of resident sculptor Bruce Williams. The male dancers, covered in gold, have been present since 1998 ...

Note: NoHo (north of Houston as contrasted with SoHo, south of Houston) is an neighborhood between the East and West Village, just north of SoHo.

12 comments:

Mark said...

Outstanding, this is so cool.Great spot, I must start looking up.

menggarang said...

Amazing!!!

Sam said...

Isn't that whimsical and interesting! I wonder what they're made of?

Jenny said...

How graceful they are! The things you miss in life if you only stare grimly at the ground ahead!

Edwin Sumun said...

what a clever place to decorate! I would to be the resident that looks out this window. Like looking at golden sprites dancing just for you.

Rodney said...

Nice fire escape! We don't have many here so to see one this nice is great!

Carlos said...
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Carlos said...

Wow, I love the picture and I love this fire escape staircase.

Alex said...

I love the contrast between the gracious golden statues and the green fire escape ladder is great. Looks like the statues escaped from the apartment, jumping and dancing on the balcony!

Anonymous said...

Well, I love art as much as the next person. However, these pieces don't appeal to me.
I suppose this is a good and inexpensive way to display one's art without going through the phoney art gallery route. But, I can see it coming.Someone will sue, claiming the reflection hurt their eye or even that one of the sculptures fell on them.
Chris

Anonymous said...

The artist is Bruce Williams, the figures are papier mache. Thanks for your comments, good and bad. Art should make people think.

Brian Dubé said...

Anonymous - Thanks a lot! At last we know the artist. I may add this to the posting and credit you.