Thursday, September 6, 2007

Installation Art on Pine Street

This is a gigantic art installation entitled Group of Four Trees by Jean DuBuffet in front of the Chase Manhattan Plaza, the tall building in the background. The structure is located on Pine Street, between Nassau and William Street in the Financial District of downtown Manhattan.

When I took the photo of this structure, I neglected to also photograph the names of the artist and artwork displayed at the site so it took me about half an hour this morning to research all the information to put on here.

To see a different view and appreciate its sheer size, click on here. You can see that it is at least 50 feet tall.

Do you also photograph the information of the artist and the name of the artwork when you see a piece of art that you like?

6 comments:

tigerfish said...

Usually I try to capture the information (whether it is art piece, signage, food) if I can because I have a tendency to forget the info. after I download the pictures. Anyway, only when all of that can go into my low-end camera :O

Ex-Shammickite said...

I carry a notebook and a pen to take notes of artist, names, locations etc, but that doesn't mean I always remember to use it!

Peter said...

I like Dubuffet! I like the way it is exposed here! ... which means of course that I like your photo!

I try to remember to do it, but... Fortunately Google is there!

teahouse said...

Fascinating. I should get down there to see it. Up close, it kind of looks like it's made out of styrofoam!

Belinda said...

Hey Ming. Great photo. Do you know how long it will be displayed for? I might be able to catch it in person for myself!

I do like to photograph info on the artist, materials used etc. In fact, I did just that on my last visit to MoMA. And am so glad I did - it's hard to remember which info goes with which piece sometimes, so photo evidence comes in very handy!

Lynette said...

I also take a photo of reference materials which leads me to say thank goodness for those great big memory cards for digital cameras! And thanks to you, Ming, for sharing the close-up and the entire piece at the link. I took a look at your LA site, too--great photos there. Do you live in one place for some time, then the other one?