Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Surreal Park Avenue








We discovered this surreal sheep farm on Park Avenue and 52nd Street the other day, just across the street from the famous Seagram building. They are a series of sculptures by the French artists Claude and Fran├žois-Xavier Lalanne, on display until November 20th (they are the famous "Moutons" crafted from epoxy and bronze between 1988 and 1994).

They bring a sense of joy and unexpected fun into the manicured green lawn of one of the busiest avenues in the city. Plus, they are quiet and clean. Just perfect.

4 comments:

  1. I always loved to have a sheep like this in our garden!
    Beautiful isn't it! But rather expensive!
    Greet

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  2. Dear Greet: I know, I know, these sheep are wonderful but extremely expensive! The Lalannes are not cheap.

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  3. Those sheep are so cute!!! I would like to be in New York City so I can see them in real life and maybe hug them.

    Susan from Seattle

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  4. Dear Susan: They are adorable...very huggable indeed

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