Sunday, February 3, 2013

Musician and Avid Cyclist David Byrne's Bike Racks/Modern Art

Musician and avid cyclist David Byrne has designed several bike racks in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The modern art/bike racks, constructed with steel with a powder coat, were intended to promote bicycling in the city. The most recent designs are installed in front of the Peter Jay Sharp Building of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, an interchangeable system of blue letters of the alphabet which can be assembled to spell words. The first word formations—“PiNk cRoWN” and “MicRo LiP”—are selected by Byrne himself. 

The other racks, in red, black and silver and their locations are as follows: 
The Jersey: Northwest corner of Ninth Avenue and 39th Street, near the Lincoln Tunnel 
The MoMA: South side of West 54th Street, east of the Avenue of the Americas 
The Ladies’ Mile: West side of Fifth Avenue, north of 57th Street (in front of Bergdorf’s) 
The Chelsea: In front of 530 West 25th Street, east of 11th Avenue (in front of PaceWildenstein Gallery) 
The Hipster: West side of Bedford Avenue, near North Sixth Street, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn 
The Olde Times Square: South side of West 44th Street, west of Seventh Avenue 
The Villager: In front of 536 La Guardia Place, between West Third and Bleecker Streets 
The Wall Street: North side of 82 Wall Street, west of Water Street 
The Coffee Cup: West side of Amsterdam Avenue, between West 110th and 111th Streets

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