Santiago Calatrava, currently the darling of George Clooney, has set up seven blade-like sculptures along Park Avenue in New York City. The installation is a collaboration between the Marlborough Gallery, the New York City Parks Department, and the Fund for Park Avenue.
(EPW Studio/ Maris Hutchinson, 2015)
The aluminum sculptures each have an expressive form that is classic Calatrava, but are not the all-white creations that we have come to expect from the architect. No, these pieces are painted red, black, and silver. The installation runs until mid-November meaning that it should close right around the time that Calatrava’s long-delayed World Trade Center Transportation Hub finally opens.
Take a look at the gallery below for a closer look at the sculptures, and if you’re in New York and want to see for yourself, the pieces are on Park Avenue’s median between 52nd and 55th streets.