Thursday, April 25, 2013

Colossal Stone Figures Against Modern Architectural Structures: Ugo Rondinone's Human Nature at Rockefeller Center


The newest outdoor art exhibition, "Human Nature" by Swiss-born, New York-based artist Ugo Rondinone, was unveiled recently at the iconic Rockefeller Center. The exhibition features nine 16- to 20-foot tall, human-shaped stone figures at the plaza between 49th and 50th Streets. The stone sculptures are on view through June 7, 2013. Presented by Nespresso, the free exhibition is organized by Public Art Fund and Tishman Speyer. 



“The stone figure is the most archetypal representation of the human form; an elemental symbol of the human spirit, connected to the earth yet mythic in the imagination. The image of the figure belongs to nobody, is timeless, and universal,” said artist Ugo Rondinone.

4 comments:

Lily Hydrangea said...

these are awesome.

Alice said...

Now these guys would have the right-of-way no matter where they walked!

Anonymous said...

I love them! JanUk

jelly andrews said...

Oh my! It is really beautiful. It is really creative. And it is just so amazing how a simple material could be made into such artworks.