I never really paid too much attention to the sculptures around broadway before and came across them again yesterday.
I actually did ignore them until I overheard someone said, “Wow look at the people on the roofs!” I looked up and replied, “they are sculptures.” The guy thought there were “jumpers,” he apparently was a tourist.
I counted 5 of them on my way to the Museum of Sex. There were done by 59-year-old Anthony Gormbley.
When I uploaded them to facebook yesterday, Kim Easley brought it to my attention that there are a great deal of them around Manhattan.
I did some research when she told me the artist’s name and I came across a map from the NY Times. They also mentioned, “the New York City Police Department pre-emptively reassured the public that the figures were not potential jumpers on the verge of committing suicide.”
I want to take a walk and take photos of them all. I really like them. He did some of them in London as well. This one in NYC was called “Event Horizon.”