Friday, February 13, 2009

Sculpture inside Glass Garden

This gigantic structure by Jean Dubuffet is one of half a dozen pieces installed inside the glassed-in garden behind Trump Tower on 5th Avenue. The garden space include a cafe and lots of tables and chairs facing Madison Avenue. It is one of the few spaces in midtown Manhattan to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee.

So do you have a favorite place to enjoy your coffee?

N.B.: Thanks to Hélène of Taches et Couleurs for identifying the artist of this sculpture.

14 comments:

Alexa said...

Great shot, Ming!
I only drink decaf, but to tell the truth I really enjoy a cup of coffee in the rocking chair in my own kitchen
(2nd choice: any café in Paris!).

Hilda said...

Looks like a piece of paper that someone doodled on with markers then crumpled. I like it! :D

The glassed-in garden sounds wonderful in the middle of a city!

Olivier said...

j'adore cette sculpture, elle est superbe. A NYC, je préfère prendre mon café dans le Bryant Park ;o)

I love this sculpture, it is superb. In NYC, I prefer to take my coffee in the Bryant Park; o)

Babzy said...

Lovely scupture , but who is the artist !

Jilly said...

And I went to the Trump Tower so how did I miss this garden? What an amazing structure. Love it! Sounds like a great place for coffee.

Susu said...

Here in Paris I often go to a café just outside of the Luxembourg Gardens.

Hélène H said...

Ca ressemble très très fort à une sculpture de Dubuffet. Voir http://www.flickr.com/photos/wallyg/1393444151/ pour la statue qui est dans la cour de la Caisse des Dépôts et Consignation à Paris.

Jacob said...

Is this very interesting piece supposed to represent anyone in particular? Donald Trump?

I didn't know there was a glassed-in garden behind the Trump Tower. Thanks for the photo and the info.

Virginia said...

LOVE this Ming. IT"s huge!!! Great photo and no, I'm not a coffee junkie. I may go to a local bookstore for a cup every so often. I save my money for wine!HA
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valeria said...

Impressive!

You know I love my midmorning cup of coffee...
Here in Verona, Tubino and L'Aquila Nera are my favourites...

L.Shaw said...

Cool art!

Chuck Pefley said...

Interesting! I photographed a sculpture in Paris that must be by this same artist.
(img src='http://c.photoshelter.com/img-get/I0000yMMAh.yLj90/s' /)

Thanks for the info, Ming! Happy Valentine's Day, too!!

GMG said...

Wow, Dubuffet at the Atrium? That's new!! It wasn't there when I used to walk to The Drake... ;)
Great shot!

Todd HellsKitchen said...

There was an article somewhere that referred to this kind of thing as Corporate Art... I hadn't heard that term before... But there is a difference from these things and Public Art... So I gotta try to remember that term when I tag my photos in Flickr