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The Manhattan skyline is its own work of art but I love that the authorities encourage free public exhibitions that use the unique architecture of the city.

In 2008 there were the Waterfalls by Olafur Eliasson and this summer I enjoyed Event Horizon by Antony Gormley.

More recently the Public Art Fund also bought together a group of six artists with a fresh take on figurative sculpture in Lower Manhattan’s City Hall park:

“They tend towards abstraction over realism, assemblage over the ready-made, construction of form over casting from life, and physicality and texture over refinement of finish. Conceptually sophisticated, historically informed, and expressively direct, Statuesque finds in the human figure a sculptural tradition ripe for experimentation.”

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