Crazy Public Art at Lever House
Whenever I meet my father for lunch, I walk past Lever House. Lever House, a recently renovated office building on Park Avenue houses a public exhibition space in it’s lobby and courtyard. Whoever acts as their curator does not shy away from works that can really smack you upside the head.
While I was pregnant and up until recently, I would walk past Damien Hirst’s Virgin Mother.
As I waddled past during my last trimester, I found myself queasy looking at this cross-section. But whatever I thought of it, one thing was for sure, I was impressed by it’s imposing presence.
Then, to my surprise, the Virgin Mother was gone. In her place was a gigantic wind-up Hello Kitty statue by Tom Sachs. Joining her are various “weeping” character fountains. When I returned, I brought my camera.
Maybe before my next lunch with Dad, I will sit in the plaza and fill some of these out and pop ’em in the mail.