Sunday, October 21, 2012

Columbus Eye View

If you haven't reserved your free ticket and time slot to go see Discovering Columbus, you don't know the treat you're missing...

I went this morning... It's quite unique and special...

And definitely worth the price of admission... Did I mention it is free?

Click here to book it.


Take your camera for some unique views of Columbus Circle. Columbus Eye Views, as it were...

From the Press Release: Tatzu Nishi (b. 1960, Nagoya, Japan) is known internationally for his temporary works of art that transform our experience of monuments, statues, and architectural details. His installations give the public intimate access to aspects of our urban environment and at the same time radically alter our perceptions. For his first public project in the United States, Nishi has chosen to focus on the historic statue of Christopher Columbus.... Nishi’s project re-imagines the colossal 13-foot-tall statue of Columbus standing in a fully furnished, modern living room. Featuring tables, chairs, couch, rug, and flat-screen television, the d├ęcor reflects the artist’s interpretation of contemporary New York style. He even designed wallpaper inspired by memories of American popular culture, having watched Hollywood movies and television as a child in Japan. Discovering Columbus offers both a unique perspective on a historical monument and a surreal experience of the sculpture in a new context. Allowing us to take a journey up six flights of stairs to a fictional living room, Tatzu Nishi invites us to discover for ourselves where the imagination may lead.

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