13. Reclining Liberty Comes to a Harlem Park

Reclining Liberty by Zaq Landsberg, Marcus Garvey Park
Rendering of Reclining Liberty by Zaq Landsberg, Morningside Park. Photo courtesy of the artist

Reclining Liberty by artist Zaq Landsberg is set to premier, after much delay, in Morningside Park on April 26. The slightly weary looking Lady Liberty, posed on her side, head propped up by her hand seems to be waiting, like most of us, for better days that surely are coming. The artist, in explaining his draw to monuments states “They are literally where the political and the aesthetic meet.”

You can visit the statue at at the base of the stairs at 120th Street and Manhattan Avenue in Harlem.