Alamo - New York City, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 40° 43.792 W 073° 59.459
18T E 585206 N 4509260
This sculpture is located at Astor Place at Lafayette and 8th Streets in NYC.
Waymark Code: WMCC06
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 08/20/2011
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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The Smithsonian Inventory's (visit link) 2 sentence description of this work is
"A cube balanced on one corner, which rotates around a central axis if pushed. The cube has various geometric cut-outs on the surface."
The 8 x 8 x 8 ft. cube is hollow inside...and until I read the Inventory's description, it was not apparent that the work rotates. Some bumper stickers have unfortunately been attached to the 1966-1967 piece.

Wikipedia (visit link) informs us that the work was originally placed here temporarily...but quickly became a permanent meeting place.
The artist,Tony Rosenthal was an American abstract sculptor (1914-2009). See his Wikipedia page at (visit link) and his personal website at (visit link) - both of which feature additional photos of this work.
Title: Alamo

Artist: Tony Rosenthal

Media (materials) used: Sculpture: Cor-Ten steel painted black; Base: Cor-Ten steel painted black.

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): at Astor Place at Lafayette and 8th Streets in NYC.

Date of creation or placement: 1966-67

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