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Monday, October 09, 2006

Sky Mirror

Sky Mirror is a visually impressive 35-foot diameter concave/convex mirror made of polished stainless steel. This public art project by renowned sculptor Anish Kapoor stands at the entrance to the Channel Gardens at Rockefeller Center. The concave side faces upward and reflects an inversion of the iconic 30 Rockefeller Center building (click here for more photos). The opposite convex side faces downward and reflects viewers in the surrounding streetscape. Click here for a good article in the Gothamist with numerous photos. As described in the press release, "This optical object changes through the day and night and is an example of what Kapoor describes as a "non-object," a sculpture that, despite its monumentality, suggests a window or void and often seems to vanish into its surroundings." The exhibition is presented by Tumi, organized by the Public Art Fund and hosted by Rockefeller Center owner Tishman Speyer. The Sky Mirror is on view, free and open to the public. It is only here for 5 weeks, from September 19th through October 27th, 2006, so there is still time left to see it...

4 comments:

Patricia said...

I used to work in NY every day but these days I can't get in as often as I would like. Your beautiful photographs help keep me up to date on what is going on in our wonderful city and make me feel just a little bit a part of it, still. Thanks.

edwin s said...

another anish kapoor piece! brilliant shot brian!

Steve said...

Brian -- I've seen a lot of Sky Mirror photos, but this one is the best! It's beautiful!

Anonymous said...

wow!