May 20, 2024


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A replica of the Statue of Liberty wearing a cartoon mask is now on the High Line

If you are planning on strolling the Significant Line in the future months, will not miss out on a new big-scale bronze replica of our extremely have Statue of Liberty wearing a cartoonish mask. It is taken up residence inside the community park at 16th Street.

“You know who I am” is the get the job done of artist Paola Pivi, as commissioned by Large Line Artwork and it will keep put through March 2023. 

The mask donned by the 23-toes-substantial sculpture will modify each individual two months. “The six emoji-inspired masks are playful and colorful, contrasting the streamlined, lighthearted portraiture of customized electronic cartoons with the staid monumentality of the statue,” reads an official press launch. “Every mask signifies an person whose practical experience of freedom is linked to the United States, providing the sentiment that everyone could be represented in the symbol of the statue.”

The stories driving each and every mask—including one particular encouraged by Pivi’s individual son—will be explored on the Significant Line’s web page.

To develop the hanging function, the artist basically labored with a historic plaster forged of the authentic bronze product that was created by Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, now on check out at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.

Apparently plenty of, the real Girl Liberty in the New York Harbor is wholly visible from the place the replica has been installed—so truly feel cost-free to assess the two performs of artwork even though on premise.

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