For eleven weeks this spring, nine 16-to 20-foot-tall, human-shaped stone figures by Swiss-born, New York-based artist Ugo Rondinone, will transform Rockefeller Center, inhabiting the plaza between 49th and 50th Streets as if transported from another time. The work, Human Nature, will be free to the public and is on view April 23 through July 7, 2013.
Human Nature is a stark contrast to its highly developed architectural surroundings in Midtown Manhattan. When the work is installed in April, the figures will populate the plaza where the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is displayed, the massive forms of their legs and shoulders forming post-and-lintel structures beneath and among which visitors will be able to walk.
Human Nature is presented by Nespresso; the exhibition is organized by Public Art Fund and Tishman Speyer.
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30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10111
April 23rd - July 7th All Day