7. El Toro Del Oro in Meatpacking District

El Toro de Oro sculpture
El Toro Del Oro. Photo by Alejandro Jimenez.

This summer, multidisciplinary contemporary artist Enrique Cabrera’s bronze sculpture El Toro Del Oro will be exhibited in the Meatpacking District in front of the Gansevoort Hotel. Originally from Veracruz, Mexico, Cabrera dedicated his work to promoting Mexican culture, moving it beyond residing along the fringes of society. 

El Toro Del Oro represents Cabrera’s eighth bull in a series, though it is the only one created for view outdoors. Below the bull is a wooden butcher-block pedestal meant as an ode to the district’s rich history. The sculpture will be on display through Labor Day, 2022.