13. Public Art Fund Brings Yinka Shonibare MBE: Wind Sculpture (SG) 1 to Doris C. Freedman Plaza

On the heels of Ai Weiwei’s spectacular installations, The Public Art Fund keeps going with Yinka Shonibare MBE: Wind Sculpture (SG) 1, on view at the Doris C. Freedman Plaza this month at Central Park.

The 23-foot tall sculpture, “reminiscent of the untethered sail of a ship billowing in the breeze,” is a hand-painted pattern of turquoise, red and orange that is inspired by Dutch wax batik prints. The colors are also associated with the artist’s childhood on the beaches of Lagos. Wind Sculpture (SG) 1 is a continuation of a series of sculpture installations. The previous installation, entitled Wind Sculpture VII, is a permanent fixture outside the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington D.C.

Wind Sculpture (SG) 1, by British-Nigerian artist, Yinka Shonibare MBE, will be on view from March 7 to October 14, 2018 at the Doris C. Freedman Plaza, Fifth Avenue at 59th Street. The exhibition is curated by Public Art Fund Director and Chief Curator, Nicholas Baume.