Thursday, January 16, 2003
ARTIST TOM OTTERNESS’ “FREE MONEY” SCULPTURE TO BE INSTALLED BY CRANE ON PARK AVENUE
DATE: Friday, January 17th, 2003
TIME: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
LOCATION: 57th Street and Park Avenue, Manhattan
(On the north side of 57th Street)
EVENT & PHOTO-OP: Artist Tom Otterness will stand by as his nine-foot-tall bronze sculpture Free Money is lowered by crane and installed on Park Avenue. The bronze piece depicts a couple, sculpted in Otterness’ signature playful style, dancing atop a sack of money.
DETAILS: Beginning today, Tom Otterness monumental Free Money will be featured on the Park Avenue Malls, on the north side of 57th Street, through April 13, 2003. The artist will be on hand throughout the morning to help oversee the installation process.
In an effort made possible by Parks & Recreation and Marlborough Gallery, Otterness’ monumental Free Money will be featured on the Park Avenue Malls, in the first presentation of the work in a public venue in New York City. Free Money was first conceived in 1999 as a twelve-inch plaster cast commissioned by the Contemporary Arts Council at The Museum of Modern Art.
Considered one of the premier public artists working in the United States, Tom Otterness has exhibited widely and completed public art commissions in the U.S. and abroad. Otterness is represented by Marlborough Gallery. Parks & Recreation’s temporary public art program has consistently fostered the creation and installation of temporary public art in parks throughout the five boroughs.
CONTACT: Megan Sheekey/Eric Adolfsen (212) 360-1311