Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Golden Angel

This statue of a golden angel is located on a 10 feet tall pedestal at the corner of Central Park South and 5th Avenue, which is also known as the Grand Army Plaza. Obscured from view behind the angel's wing is a statue of General William Sherman on a horse.

This is one of my favorite statues in New York City because it sits high up on a pedestal in an open area, uncluttered by buildings and/or trees. It also reminds me of the Winged Victory at the Louvre in Paris.

So what and where is your favorite piece of art?

14 comments:

b13 said...

That is a very nice statue! I haven't found my favorite yet.

The bar below has such a nice sign that it is only fitting that the rest of the facade gets a face lift.

Anonymous said...

Pink out of a Corner... it's at the MOMA

GMG said...

The picture is great!
House painting? Never... ;)
ONE favourite? Impossible; too many favourites... ;))
Have a great week! If you wnt to stroll around a little bit, Greek islands wait for you at Blogtrotter ;)))

oldmanlincoln said...

Nice photograph. I have no favorite statue here where I live.

April said...

A nice perspective you have chosen. the angel seems very mighty like this.
My favourite piece of art? Hm, there are so many outside. I especially like a little park nearby where you can find a lot of sculptures and installations.

Peter said...

Why should you have ONE favourtie? (I agree that this one is very very nice!)

Sonia said...

That is an amazing statue, Ming! Well done!

Destitute Rebel said...

Lovely statue, Like the shot, the dark statue looks even better with a blue cloudy sky.

new_york_city_princess said...

Beautiful work. I'm so happy to have stumbled on this blog.

Ex-Shammickite said...

Very few statues where I live, but lots in Toronto. I like the shape against the blue sky.

marley said...

This is a very striking statue. Well captured :)

MMajor Fan said...

One favorite is a very tall cylindric shaped bronze of St. George slaying the dragon. It is modernistic tucked away in some side street on a corporate premise up the hill from Blackfriars Bridge in London. It was cast by the famous foundry Morris Singer. I always made a particular effort to view it whilst in London.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Looks like she is about to take off across the sky!

citygirl15 said...

There are so many statues in Manhattan though I don't have a favorite....but the one of Puck, atop the Puck Building, always catches my eye.