June 29, 2012
Legendary sculptor George Segal created the above sculptures as a commemoration to the events that happened in the Stonewall Inn right behind the sculptures. Those events sparked an uprising of protests and marches based on protecting gay rights. Segal is well known for his white-painted bronze casts made from plaster moulds from human models. More info: George Segal's website
Posted by Gino & Leslie Sanchez at 9:24 PM
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June 28, 2012
Master sculptor Joseph Pollia created this impressive bronze statue of General Philip Henry Sheridan that is enclosed within these gates in Christopher Street Park. The statue is one of nine statues of civil war generals in the city. Pollia was a well known sculptor of memorials having created many of them with the most notable ones in Forest Park in Queens.
Posted by Gino & Leslie Sanchez at 11:17 PM
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June 27, 2012
At the corner of Third Avenue and East 13th Street, there is a mural of a brontosaurus that catches many people off-guard. The dinosaur mural appears in many websites and publications but I have not been able to locate who the creator of Manhattan's Loch Ness monster is.
June 26, 2012
The following mural was part of the live performance of artist Sasha Sumner during the Art in Odd Places 2011. Unfortunately we weren't able to be in attendance at any of the performances but at least we got to see the mural where it all happened.
June 25, 2012
June 24, 2012
The mural above of a mermaid and a merman is located at Fulton Plaza in 20 Water Street in the Financial District in front of Southstreet Seaport. We have no information on the creator of the mural.