Times Square today is adding new outdoor public art — in paint, sound and video — to coincide with the Armory Show and other art fairs descending on the city this week.
The eight-story Nasdaq video screen will display “Black Sun,” the work of Alexandre Arrechea, every night at 11:50 p.m. until midnight. The video, which shows a wrecking ball repeatedly bouncing against the building, will screen through March 8.
Nasdaq has its own Times Square webcam so you can watch online.
Up in Duffy Square at 46th and Broadway, a sound sculpture by David Ellis and Roberto Lange will play percussive, rhythmic beats and tones generated by buckets, bottles, trash cans, paper shreds and cardboard boxes. The intention is to play on the public’s perception of trash.
Outside the Times Square Theater, Pratt graduate Sofia Maldonado has painted a 92-foot mural of NYC women from her Puerto Rican-Cuban heritage, (pictured, top.)
The art is all part of Public Art Program of the Times Square Alliance and made possible by the Cuban Artists Fund, Rockefeller Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, NASDAQ, Times Square Squared, The New 42nd Street, Magnan Metz Gallery, Scope Art Fair and Anonymous Gallery.
Image source: Times Square Alliance.
42nd Street Mural by Sofia Maldonado
March 2 - April 30, 2010
Located in Times Square 215 West 42nd Street Between 7th and 8th Avenue
92 Feet x 12 Feet Mural. Acrylic on plywood mounted on construction fence
LOOK FOR SOFIA MALDONADO'S NEW 42nd STREET MURAL IN MARCH 2010!
Read more below: Sofia Maldonado at Blank SL8.
A Project of The Times Square Alliance & The Cuban Artist Fund
With Support by The Rockefeller Foundation and The Rockefeller Brothers Fund