New Yorkers Respond to Times Square Sculptures

WNYC in New York City asked New Yorkers what they thought of the outsized sculptures now embellishing Times Square as part of Armory Arts Week. (To hear a few of their responses, click the arrow on the audio player above.)

“On Tuesday morning after the unveiling,” writes WNYC Culture Producer Marlon Bishop, “tourists and native New Yorkers alike wandered among the statues, ranging from a voluptuous ten-foot ceramic woman by the late sculptor Niki de Saint Phalle to the 24 sheep made of paper by Brooklyn artist Kyu Seok Oh.”

Bishop notes that beyond the obvious artistic considerations, the sculptures were chosen “to withstand the wear and tear of a week in Times Square — where, according to curator Glen Weiss, people tend to be pretty ‘hands-on’ with the art.”

All five works will be on display until next Tuesday, 8 March. Learn more.