7. Sideways Swimming Pool –Van Gogh’s Ear – at Rockefeller Center

“Van Gogh’s Ear” located in the Channel Gardens at Rockefeller Center

The artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset, famous for the fake Prada store outside of Marfa, Texas, created a site-specific installation that turns Fifth Avenue on its ear – literally. The installation, Van Gogh’s Ear, presented by the Public Art Fund, is located on Fifth Avenue at the entrance to the Channel Gardens at Rockefeller Center between 49th and 50th Streets. This large-scale, new work stands singular, as if for sale, but without the Fifth Avenue window. The thirty-foot high, four-and-a-half ton pool entitled Van Gogh’s Ear will be on view through June 3rd. See more of our photographs of the work here.