19. Percent for Art Program 30th Anniversary

Jose Luis Rodriguez

Birdhouse, Hummingbird, Fish Spine and Palenque by sculpture artist Jorge Luis Rodriguez

New York City’s Percent for Art law requires that one percent of the budget for eligible City-funded construction projects be spent on public artwork. “Growth,” the first project to be completed, was designed by sculpture artist Jorge Luis Rodriguez and placed in the East Harlem Art Park thirty years ago.

On the anniversary of the installation of “Growth” and the Percent for Art program, Rodriguez created five new pieces. Four of them were unveiled on June 20th also in the East Harlem Art Park, and the another piece “The Oracle of the Past, Present and Future”, was unveiled in early June in Tompkins Square Park.

Growth

Artist Jorge Luis Rodriguez cutting the ribbon on his piece “Growth” in June

Oracle

“The Oracle of the Past, Present and Future” by Artist Jorge Luis Rodriguez in Tompkins Square Park

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