Artist Mark Panzarino Installs ‘Marquis ‘America’ at Grand Central Station
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You may recall artist Mark Panzarino from his noteworthy chalk renderings in Union Square and the like; now he’ll be dazzling passersby with some glitzy fashion and spoken word art at Grand Central Station. The new public art installation is called ‘Marquis America’, and will be eye catching, to say the least.
Bedecked with tens of thousands of crystals, mirrors, lights, and semi-precious gemstones, Mr. Panzarino performs unique and vivid staged readings of great American documents. Set to background music of American composers, the artist creates a living, ebullient, New World-themed disco ball of historical patriotism.
More specifically, the exhibit pays tribute to “various western culture male iconographs -the fringed cowboy, the tuxedoed playboy, the corporate politico, the ghetto thug-, each costume has been intricately hand-designed and hand-crafted with thousands of gemstone-quality reflective surfaces and lights.”
‘Marquis America’ began yesterday and runs through Monday, July 4.