Grand Army Plaza (Fifth Avenue at 59th Street)
Created from fiberglass and covered with an intricate pattern, this 23-foot-tall sculpture sculpture by British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare MBE rises grandly above the plaza, reminiscent of the untethered sail of a ship billowing in the breeze. Its unique, hand-painted pattern in turquoise, red, and orange — colors that the artist associates with his childhood on the beaches of Lagos — is inspired by Dutch wax batik print, which Shonibare has called the “perfect metaphor for multilayered identities”.
Also at this location:
- Yinka Shonibare MBE: Wind Sculpture (SG) Wednesday, March 7–Tuesday, August 14 All Day