Saturday, March 12, 2016

Photo of the Day: Boy, Do We Need It Now!

A walk up into toward 55th Street in New York late the other afternoon took me past something I hadn’t seen before: the “Hope” sculpture on the corner of 7th Avenue and 53rd Street.

When Robert Indiana’s outdoor sculpture—made in the manner of his even more famous “Love” sculpture from 1964—was installed in September 2014, a New York Daily News article by Jason Molinet noted that the pop artist hoped that this $3 million, 3-ton structure would become a magnet for selfies. That indeed has happened—and then some. It took me quite a long time before I could take this shot without one or more people posing there.

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