5. Fernando Botero’s sculpture Sphinx
Through April 19th, the David Benrimon Fine Art Gallery will present Fernando Botero, an exhibition featuring a selection of paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by the internationally-renowned artist in honor of his 90th birthday.
As a key part of the exhibition, Botero’s sculpture Sphinx is currently on view in the Meatpacking District’s 14th Street Square. Sphinx serves as an interpretation of the classical creature it derives its name from with the head of a human, body of a lion, and wings of a falcon. At eight feet tall, the sculpture towers over its viewers, presenting a creature central to Egyptian, Greek, and Central Asian tradition in a new light. Before coming to New York, the sculpture has been placed in Berlin, Medellin, and The Hague.