Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Marriage of Real Estate and Money on Roosevelt Island


The Encampment is not the only public art project on Roosevelt Island. Unlike the temporary Encampment project, there is a permanent public art installation in the East River located just off of Roosevelt Island near the Manhattan Park apartments created by the sculptor Tom Otterness. The series of three sculptures depict "The Marriage of Real Estate and Money".
According to the Modern and Contemporary Design blog:

Otterness specializes in creating large-scale pieces, mostly of bronze, which is why his work is so well-suited to the realm of public art. The Marriage of Money and Real Estate is a sculptural installation he did just off Roosevelt Island in New York, a set of three sculptures that depict very simply how money and real estate are connected. In a cartoon-like manner, Otterness manages to make this capitalist reality look cute.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

so it's titled "the marriage of MONEY and real estate," not "the marriage of ART and real estate."

ROOSEVELT ISLANDER said...

Yes, You are right. Thank you for correcting my mistake. I attribute it to a very early morning post.

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