Thursday, October 30, 2014

Photo of the Day: Lichtenstein’s ‘Mermaid,’ at Storm King Art Center, NY

This photograph was taken on Sunday, when I snapped another that appeared in an earlier post this week. While that earlier image showed the landscape design at Storm King Art Center in Cornwall, NY, this will be the first in a series that will show some of the more than 100 post-WWII sculptures on the grounds of this 500-acre sculpture park.

The American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) created Mermaid only three years before his death. It was part of his design for the hull and sails for an entry into the race to defend the America’s Cup. At the time of its unveiling in 1994, it was the largest work the artist had ever created. The sculpture is a stunning sight to behold on a pond in the middle of the grounds.

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