7. Puppy at Rockefeller Center

Photograph by Samuel Murray, Bart Barlow, Patrick McMullen, Courtesy of Public Art Fund, NY

This Public Art Fund installation of Jeff Koons’ flower Puppy at Rockefeller Center  was the first of this work in the United States. More than 70,000 plants and flowers were installed, like Split Rocker, onto a steel frame planted with soil. The flowers included marigolds, begonias, impatiens, petunias, and lobelias, according to Public Art Fund. Koons calls the puppy a representation of “love, warmth and happiness.”