Friday, November 21, 2014


Gato, Cat, by Fernando Botero, 900 Park Avenue, New York
“Gato” (Cat) by Fernando Botero, 1984
Park Avenue at 79th Street
New York, September 2008

“At the northwest corner of Park Avenue and East 79th Street, the plaza follows the semicircular drop-off driveway model, but with a slight twist. In the half-circle area normally reserved for the ornamental fountain are artworks that render the space imageable to the public. The current sculpture, entitled Cat (1984), by Fernando Butero, is a bronze of a well-fed, polar-bear-sized cat with great whiskers. A previous sculpture. by Francisco Zunica, was a bronze of three grand women majestically strutting in different directions. Well-manicured shrubs and trees still surround the sculpture.”
(Privately Owned Public Space: The New York City Experience, Jerold S. Kayden)

1 comment:

Lowell said...

Reminds of the bull on Wall Street...kinda ugly! :)