Nari Ward, ‘G.O.A.T.s,’’Nari Ward: G.O.A.T., again,’ 2017, Courtesy the Artist and Socrates Sculpture Park, Image by Nicholas Knight.
The month of May is filled with color, from the blooming of cherry blossoms, to a host of ambitious outdoor art installations, that take viewers from parks to rooftops. This month, Chihuly returned to the New York Botanical Garden, and an exhibit on goats grazes throughout Socrates Sculpture Park. The Public Art Fund continues its 40th anniversary celebration with the mesmerizing installation, Descension, by Anish Kapoor, and the city enjoys a host of installations associated with NYCxDesign. This month’s installations are spectacular in size, from large to miniature.
Here are 14 art installations not to miss in the month of May in New York City:
14. Jeff Koons’ Seated Ballerina at Rockefeller Center
Artist Jeff Koons is most renowned for his oversized Balloon Dog, a structure made of stainless steel that looks like a mylar balloon. With Seated Ballerina, now at Rockefeller Center, Koons’ takes the exact opposite approach: an inflated balloon that looks like metal. The 45 foot tall sculpture is a collaboration with Art Production Fund and the beauty brand Kiehl’s and is a benefit for the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children, a cause close to Koons, whose ex-wife abducted his son.
Seated Ballerina will be up until June 2nd. A limited edition Jeff Koons Tin is on sale at Kiehl’s, which will donate up to $100,000 of the proceeds to the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children,