- Posted October 8, 2012 by
Manhattan, New York
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Discovering Columbus.Art by Tatzu Nishi.
The work places the 13-foot-tall statue of Columbus in the center of an American living room six stories above the city streets.
The historical monument is temporarily transformed into a contemporary artwork.
The room features many of the domestic living room—tv, lamps, a couch, a coffee table, chairs, book case and more—as well as custom wallpaper by the artist.
Through large, loft-style windows, visitors can adore views of Central Park and Midtown Manhattan that will be seen from Columbus’s perspective for the first time.
This exhibition is the latest work from Mr. Nishi, 52,who has been re-contextualizing monuments and architectural landmarks across the globe by enclosing them in temporary rooms since 1997.
He has for example, built living rooms around a bronze equestrian statue in Guatemala City, and an angel weather vane on top of a cathedral in Basel, Switzerland.