NY -- NYC -- Public Art: Elliptical Column (by Tony Cragg):
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Partially Reviewed: Rough draft. I've gone through these pictures once, removing the worst ones, some duplication, etc. I usually take sequences of 4 or 5 pictures at a time and there are lots of near duplicates. I'll be doing a final review later which will cull the pictures down some. To be honest though, I'm way behind on doing final reviews.
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Wikipedia Description: Public Art Fund
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The Public Art Fund is a non-profit organization founded in 1977 by Doris Freedman (died 1981), a Director of New York City's Department of Cultural Affairs, and the President of the Municipal Art Society. They have organized highly visible artists' projects, new commissions, installations and exhibitions in public spaces throughout New York City. The Public Art Fund was born from the merger of two pre-existing organizations, CityWalls (founded in 1966) and the Public Arts Council (founded in 1971). In 2005, it was among 406 New York City arts and social service institutions to receive part of a $20 million grant from the Carnegie Corporation, which was made possible through a donation by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.
New York City public projects
The organization has cooperated with the Whitney Museum of American Art on the Whitney Biennial Outdoors, in Central Park.
The Fund's work has increased due to the influence of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a supporter of public art. Since Bloomberg took office, he has asked the Public Art Fund to organize temporary exhibitions of outdoor artwork in City Hall Park. In 2003, they organized "Element E," created by Roy Lichtenstein 13 years before his death in 1997, for installation at City Hall Park. According to Susan Freedman, president of the Public Art Fund, these projects are "important to the morale of the art community," and they "[send] a message that the arts are alive in this city."
In 1997 the Fund organized Ilya Kabakov's "Monument to the Lost Glove," a giant glove made of red plastic resin, which was bolted to the traffic triangle where Fifth Avenue and Broadway cross at 23rd Street. In 2000 they worked with Kabakov again on one of their most expensive projects, "The Palace of Projects," an aggregation of 65 model environments with explanatory texts, drawings and sketches that explore the improvement of the human condition. It was housed ...More...
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2018 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
(February) a Civil War Trust conference in Greenville, NC,
(May/June) an American Battlefield Trust conference in Newport News, VA,
(July) my 13th consecutive trip to San Diego Comic-Con via Reno, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Los Angeles,
(August) 2 two-day trips to New York City,
(September) an American Battlefield Trust dinner in Chicago, IL with on route visits to Charleston, WV, Louisville, KY, Saint Louis, MO, and Toledo, OH,
(October) another two-day trip to New York City for the New York Comic Con.