Vintage Photo: Sculpture on Parking Sign, NYC 1991

The large sculpture on the right edge of the photo was a recognizable landmark for those of us living in NYC in the 1980s and 90s. It was south of Houston (SoHo), approaching Broadway from the west. Girders appear to be jutting out of the side of a building. I didn’t realize it was actually […]

Walking Man on Divided Plinth

I dreamed old people were walking along, each with shoes that were attached to halves of a giant square.  I thought, in my sleeping mind, that these old folks needed their own private space and the special shoes were the means to that end. After making the picture below, I thought about that famous sculpture […]

Sculpture in the Raw

During my walks around New York in the late 1980s and 1990s I saw many interesting things. I frequently walked south on Broadway to an important dividing line: Houston Street (pronounced How-stun). It divides South of Houston (SoHo) from North of Houston (NoHo). I don’t know how many times I looked south from the northern corner […]

Drapes

The photo below is one of many that I took one day at the Museum of Modern Art’s Sculpture Garden, in New York City in the late 1980s. At the time most of the statues were covered in plastic sheets. I believe they were draped to protect them from errant dust of the renovation in the works […]