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4.23.2011

Urs Fischer's Yellow Teddy Bear stands on Park Ave!!

Good afternoon contemporary art lovers!!
Park Ave definitely became a wonderland! A giant Teddy Bear currently stands on the lower part of the Avenue, below the roses made by Will Ryman. A huge yellow Teddy Bear sitting under a lamp and made by Urs Fischer! I remember I saw them building the sculpture a few weeks ago while I was walking on Park and I was so confused I didn't understand what was going on!

Urs Fischer is a Swiss artist born in 1973 and who lives and works in both NY and Zurich. Everybody remembers his exhibition at the New Museum in 2009-2010, the first in an American museum. His work is very provocative and controversial, and raises questions and interrogations. At first he made a small piece, a bear sewn by his friend with a real desk lamp in the size of 30cm about six years ago. The sculpture on Park "Untitled (Lamp/Bear)" is about 23 feet tall and weights 35,000 pounds.

On display between 52nd st and 53rd st until the end of September, the sculpture, owned by Rosen and Mugrabi, will be on sale at Christies on May 11th. This work will be the matching piece of Jeff Koons's Pink Panther that will be on sale at Sotheby's.

2 comments:

  1. not only is this bear a nice peice of work but to paint this bear you need a big paint booth. hunt's point truck collision is responible for such a booth. enough space to accomodate any vehicle. from cars to boats and even trailers. come over and we will fullfill your every need in automotive technology. :)

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  2. Great thoughts you got there, believe I may possibly try just some of it throughout my daily life.

    Franz Marc Paintings

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