On view through July 15, 2016
Park Avenue at East 53rd Street
New York, NY
Luhring Augustine, New York; Stephen Friedman Gallery, London; NYC Parks; and the Fund for Park Avenue are pleased to present Looking Up, a 33.3-foot-tall stainless steel sculpture by the American artist Tom Friedman. Looking Up is by far the most ambitious sculpture from Friedman’s ongoing body of work involving the use of crushed aluminum foil roasting-pans to create figures, which, through a process of molding and lost wax casting, retain the original imprint of the baking tins. On view now on Parke Avenue and East 53rd Street, the quasi-human figure gazes up to the heavens, inviting others to stand at its base and do the same. Please watch this video of Looking Up on Park Avenue:
The installation is presented under the auspices of The Fund for Park Avenue Sculpture Committee and NYC Parks, who work together to present a variety of exhibitions by renowned artists on this unique venue. The Fund for Park Avenue relies on community support to plant, light and maintain the trees and flowers on the Park Avenue Malls.
NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks Program has consistently fostered the creation and installation of temporary public art projects throughout the five boroughs. Since 1967, collaborations with arts organizations and artists have produced hundreds of public art projects in New York City parks. www.nyc.gov/parks/art.
531 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011
Stephen Friedman Gallery
25-28 Old Burlington Street
London, W1S 3AN