10. A Hippo Ballerina Arrives in Dante Park
Mockup of Hippo Ballerina, 2016, public sculpture installation by Bjorn Okholm Skaarup.
Hippo Ballerina will be making her debut on February 7th in Dante Park, at the intersection of 64th Street and Broadway, across from Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The 15 foot-tall, two and a half ton, cast bronze and clad in copper sculpture was created by Danish-born artist Bjorn Okholm Skaarup, and is in partnership with the New York City Parks’ Art in the Parks Program, and Cavalier Gallery. She is sure to be a selfie favorite, and Instagrammers marking their photos with the hashtag #Dancewithhippoballerina will have the chance to win two tickets to a ballet performance at Lincoln Center.
A companion exhibit, Bronze Creatures Great and Small, will be on view at Cavalier Gallery, 3 West 57th Street from February 7 to March 17, 2017, featuring over twelve animals bronzes. Hippo Ballerina will be on view in Dante Park from February 7 to July 31,, 2017.