Putting the rock in Rock Center
If you have been near Rockefeller Center recently, you might have wondered what exactly was going on.
The installation process for Ugo Rondinone: Human Nature began last week and crews have been working hard as the bluestone-bodied figures are brought to life. The exhibition brings nine 16-to-20-foot-tall figures to Rockefeller Center, where they will be on view (free!) to the public April 23 to June 7, 2013.
“The stone figure is the most archetypal representation of the human form; an elemental symbol of the human spirit, connected to the earth yet mythic in the imagination. The image of the figure belongs to nobody, is timeless, and universal,” said artist Ugo Rondinone.