|Untitled (Lamp/Bear), 2005-6. Cast bronze, epoxy primer, urethane paint, acrylic polyurethane topcoat, acrylic glass, gas discharge lamp, stainless-steel framework, 275 5/8 x 255 7/8 x 295 1/4 in.|
Christie's is currently setting up a yellow 20-ton bronze teddy bear in a Park Avenue plaza outside of the Seagram Building. It was created by New York-based Swiss artist, Urs Fischer, and is getting auctioned off at Christie's next month. The 23-foot-tall yellow bear which has button eyes, is called "Untitled (Lamp/Bear)." The bear leans against a desk lamp which will be lit at night beginning Friday. According to Christie's, the sculpture had been inspired by Fischer's own much-loved teddy bear. Fischer sewed together a one-foot tall teddy bear and scanned it with a 3-D laser to generate drawings to create the sculpture. The piece is the largest of 3 editions created in 2005. The assembly of the giant sculpture will be completed on Friday, April 8. The Seagram Building is located at 375 Park Avenue, between 52nd and 53rd Streets in midtown Manhattan.
MORE PHOTOS OF THE YELLOW TEDDY BEAR AFTER COMPLETION OF THE INSTALLATION HERE.