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Seated Ballerina by Jeff Koons, a large-scale public art installation was display at Rockefeller Center from May 12 - July 17, 2017. The inflatable nylon sculpture, presented by Art Production Fund and Kiehl’s Since 1851, and hosted by Tishman Speyer, stands 45 feet high and depicts a seated ballerina from the artist’s iconic Antiquity series.
2017 Seated Ballerina by Jeff Koons
In the summer of 2016, artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset transformed the Fifth Avenue entrance to the Channel Gardens at Rockefeller Center with a large-scale new work.
Elmgreen & Dragset: Van Gogh's Ear
Thomas Houseago’s new commission Masks (Pentagon) was on view on the plaza April 28 – June 24, 2015. The exhibit, organized by Public Art Fund and Tishman Speyer, was free and open to the public.
2015 Thomas Houseago: Masks (Pentagon)
This summer, Jeff Koons's Split-Rocker makes its New York City debut at Rockefeller Center, to coincide with the opening of his retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Presented by Gagosian Gallery and organized by Public Art Fund and Tishman Speyer, Split-Rocker is a spectacular planted form that towers over 37 feet high and features over 50,000 flowering plants.
2014 Jeff Koons: Split-Rocker
2008 Chris Burden’s What My Dad Gave Me
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2017 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting
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