Entries tagged “sculpture”

Biplane on a Manhattan roof

There’s a replica of a WWI biplane on a roof in Manhattan.

Though Kaufman delights in onlookers wondering if a plane did indeed fly in and land on 77 Water Street, the aircraft is actually just an artistic re-imagining of a 1916 British Sopwith Camel, designed by Rudolph de Harak and constructed by sculptor William Tarr. It was hoisted into place by crane in 1969 and hasn’t moved since.

I love how it now looks almost like a shipwreck at the bottom of the ocean.

July 22, 2011

The Last Breakfast

Artist Brian Stuckey made a sculpture called “The Last Breakfast” which includes some favorite cereal mascots in a familiar setting.

I suddenly have a craving for Capt’n Crunch.

February 28, 2011