11. OYYO In Brooklyn Bridge Park
The sculpture artist Deborah Kass will be installing her piece OYYO in Brooklyn Bridge Park on November 9. As you can see, the installation consists of huge yellow aluminum letters, which can be seen from the FDR Drive with a view toward Brooklyn, and the letters appearing as YO. However from the Brooklyn side, overlooking Manhattan, the letters will appear to be OY. The artwork was commissioned by The Two Trees Management Company, the Dumbo-based real estate developer also building the Domino sugar site in Williamsburg.
OYYO was originally created as a painting by Kass, as her answer to Edward Ruscha’s 1962 painting OOF. Ms Kass is also an Honoree at this years ArtWalk NY on November 17, and an up and coming opening exhibit at Paul Yasmin Gallery in Chelsea entitled “No Kidding,” on December 9.