Breaking: New Museum Rose Sculpture Removed Last Night

Posted on: September 14th, 2013 at 8:26 am by
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During peak party hours last night (or Kol Nidre), the New Museum was finally deflowered. A month after we first announced its fate, the scaffolding and truck-bound crane arrived to conduct business. By 3am this morning, the enormous two-story sculpture was placed onto a flatbed and carted away. Three years just like that; Isa Genzken no longer has a claim to the Bowery landscape.

Artist Chris Burden is now set to make his mark on the block exterior as part of the “Extreme Measures” exhibit. Two thirty-six-foot towers are planned for the rooftop, additions that will no doubt “alter the visual landscape of Lower Manhattan.” Complementing these sculptures is a thirty-foot double-ended “Ghost Ship” that will essentially replace the rose.

Burden’s exterior works will remain on display for one year as part of the ongoing Facade Sculpture Program.

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Photo: Bowery Diner

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