Tribeca Citizen | Seen & Heard: The Trash-Bag Teddy Bear…
November 21, 2014  |   Blog, News  |   0
i go 2 far 4 bear love!

i go 2 far 4 bear love!

I’m a kid and tourist by heart, so whenever I see something cute and interesting I wanna hug it and take pics with it. I love explore!! And … I love teddy bears!! lol

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A big, brown teddy bear sculpture will greet visitors of Tribeca Park starting in May.

gimhongsok-trash-bag-teddy-bear-in-Tribeca-ParkKorean sculptor, painter and filmmaker Gimhongsok’s Bearlike Construction, which looks like it’s made of stuffed-full garbage bags but is actually composed of bronze, will be on display in the triangular park—at West Broadway, Sixth Avenue and Beach Street—for six months. The 5-foot-high installation, represented by the Chelsea-based Tina Kim Gallery, will replace Cheryl Farber Smith’s “Mellow Yellow,” a bright-yellow aluminum sculpture that has been installed in the park since last spring.

Nicole Calderon, of Tina Kim Gallery, wrote in a statement that Bearlike Construction “challenges the viewer to consider the contradictions and blurred boundaries of fact and fiction, originality and the copy, banality and the spectacular.”

The piece was a hit at Art Basel in Miami Beach where one critic wrote, “The sculpture appeared to be trash bags, and made me question what I had abandoned along with my childhood.”

 

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