Andy Warhol in Chrome on Union Square in NYCJuxtapoz // Monday, 04 Apr 2011
Sculptor Rob Pruitt and the Public Arts Fund of NYC just unveiled a new chrome-plated sculpture of the most famous of Pop Artists, Andy Warhol. On display through October 2, it is located within view of two of the buildings that formerly housed Warhol’s famous Factory, 33 Union Square West and 860 Broadway.
After the unveiling, people left, typically, cans of Campbell's Tomato soup at its base.
Pruitt designed the sculptor on a computer, and decided to go with a young Warhol. The sculpture features Warhol in blazer, jeans, and oxfords, wearing Polaroid camera around his neck, and in his right hand there is a Bloomingdale’s shopping bag, in which Warhold "usually carried copies of Interview, the celebrity magazine he founded in 1969."
More at ArtsBeat.