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The sculpture entitled, ‘One Holding Small One’ sits in front of the West Side Arts Coalition on 96th Street

In celebration of its 30th anniversary, The Broadway Mall Association, in cooperation with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Morrison Gallery of Kent, Connecticut commissioned the new installation, Joy Brown on Broadway. The nine adorable, site-specific, bronze works rest on the Broadway malls from 72nd Street to 168th Street, greeting pedestrians crossing the street, and subway riders emerging from below ground. The larger-than-life figures will remain on view through November, 2017. Below are a few of the figures  we caught up with between 72nd Street and 117th Street.

Joy Brown on Broadway, at 72nd Street. Sculpture entitled, ‘One Leaning on Another’

A close-up of ‘One Leaning On Another’, located at Broadway and 72nd Street. The rounded-clay figures are a big hit with kids, who have been seen climbing on and over them, and older kids who can’t resist a selfie.

The sculpture (image above and below), entitled ‘Sitter with Head in Hands’ on 79th Street

 

The sculpture entitled, ‘Two Together’ sits on the Broadway Mall at 103rd Street

‘Kneeler’ is kneeling on Broadway at 117th Street

Image of Joy Brown via her website

The artist, Joy Brown is influenced by her childhood in Japan, and her apprenticeship in traditional Japanese wood-fired ceramics. She has exhibited in galleries and museums in the United States, Europe, and Asia. In 1998, she co-founded Still Mountain Center, a nonprofit arts organization that fosters East-West artistic exchange.

The chart above will guide viewers to the additional four sculptures, from 148th Street to Mitchel Square on 168th Street.

While you’re on Broadway, check out Hippo Ballerina. Check out 14 more outdoor art installations not to miss this month. Get in touch with the author at AFineLyne.

 Broadway Mall Association, Joy Brown

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