Strange, Giant Creatures Invade Manhattan (Again)
A group of four towering, bizarre-looking creatures — one green, one blue, and two of a vaguely pinkish hue — have been seen lurking in front of New York City's famous Seagram Building on Park Avenue, standing seemingly motionless with their bodies twisted into strange shapes. Onlookers were initially (and understandably) alarmed, but after the authorities were called in to investigate the disturbing situation, the investigation quickly revealed that the aforementioned creatures meant no harm at all. In fact, they were entirely incapable of harm, as they are merely a quartet of sculptures created by John Chamberlain.
Through the auspices of the Gagosian Gallery, these four works by Chamberlain, who passed away just last year, have found their way to the front steps of the Seagram Building, where they will be simultaneously delighting and perplexing passersby from now all the way through November 16. Each of the sculptures was created in the last years of Chamberlain's life, so he must have maintained both his artistic skills and his imagination all the way down the line. Pineapplesurprise, Mermaidsmischief, Robustfagotto, and Frostydickfantasy are the rather evocative names the sculptor gave to his unearthly creations, so don't be shy about calling out to them by name as you pass them by on your way down Park Avenue.